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July 30, 1892


JAMA. 1892;XIX(5):145. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420050027006

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A large proportion of cases of this affection are speedily fatal. Those who do not immediately succumb are apt to suffer from a lesion of the nerve centers, for which complete rest in a cool climate, and freedom from mental labor, irritation, exertion and anxiety should be enjoined. Simple tonics, nutrients, salt baths, and laxative waters with hygienic surroundings are indicated. Notwithstanding the patients being placed under the most favorable conditions indicated, very many fail to recover, lose their mental equilibrium, become dead to the world and end their lives as inmates of sanitariums and asylums.

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