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Those of you who are readers of THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, may remember a publication of mine in that journal, No. 6, Vol. iii, 1884, entitled "A New Method of Treating Asiatic Cholera Proposed." This was followed two years later by a paper upon the same subject, read in the Section of Practical Medicine at the thirty-seventh annual meeting of the American Medical Association, and printed in the same journal in July, 1886.
The plan of treatment urged in these papers, to be brief, was to maintain the normal volume, blood-pressure and integrity of the blood, as far as possible, and to sustain cardiac and vascular activity during that period when, other measures having failed, the blood-vessels are being rapidly drained of their serum. This was to be done by copious injections into
TODD SS. TREATMENT OF ASIATIC CHOLERA: BY INTEA-AREOLAR INJECTION OF LARGE VOLUMES OF WARM SALINE SOLUTIONS, AND AN ABUNDANT USE OF HOT ACIDULATED WATER, TO THE EXCLUSION OF ALL OTHER DRINKS. Read before the Kansas City Academy of Medicine, October 1,1892. JAMA. 1892;XIX(18):523–526. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420180017001k
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