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June 30, 1900


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JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(26):1660-1661. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24610260004001b

It is not to be supposed that the indications for the treatment of typhoid fever could be in all cases exactly alike, yet every case requires absolute rest, perfect ventilation, good nursing and as far as possible, the avoidance of noise. The covering of the bed should be light; the sheets and pillow cases should be changed at least every day; cleaning the patient's mouth and teeth should be attended to three or four times a day, and the most perfect cleanliness of the patient and his bed should be maintained. Fluids ought to be administered freely. Nourishment should be fluid and given often but in small quantities. It is desirable not to overfeed the patient but to give the maximum amount of proper food that can be assimilated. If the fever should be of a mild nature, this may be all or nearly all that is required. If, however,

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