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September 2, 1899

ACETANILID IN TYPHOID FEVER.WITH A REPORT OF SIX CASES.

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ZANESVILLE, OHIO.

JAMA. 1899;XXXIII(10):582-585. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.92450620020001f
Abstract

The physician who has been in active practice for twenty-five years and followed the current medical literature has read of many cures for consumption and of methods of aborting typhoid fever. He has also read of many methods of treating typhoid fever and perhaps has tried some of them. I have never believed that typhoid fever could be aborted; I have never seen it aborted. Long ago I settled down to the idea that good nursing, judicious feeding and medicines to meet symptoms, as they arise, is the best plan of treatment. As you all know, same cases defy any and all methods of management and run a vicious and seemingly unmanageable course.

My home is in Zanesville, Ohio, situated in the Muskingum River valley, where typhoid fever is with us always; varying in frequency in different seasons of the year and also in different years. The severity of the

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