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December 1946

TYPHOIDClinical Analysis of Three Hundred and Sixty Cases

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1946;78(6):629-661. doi:10.1001/archinte.1946.00220060002001
Abstract

ALTHOUGH typhoid has received great attention throughout the medical literature of the past two centuries, we have been impressed by the scarcity of statistical reviews concerning this disease during the past several years and more particularly since the advent of sulfonamide therapy. It is therefore the purpose of this paper to review the cases of typhoid seen at Charity Hospital, New Orleans, during the six year period from Jan. 1, 1939 through Dec. 31, 1944, and to emphasize the clinical expressions of typhoid bacillus infections as seen during this period. Because of the magnitude of the task and the limitations of space, no exhaustive review of the literature will be attempted. Our series of 360 cases should, however, include examples of the difficulties most often encountered by physicians called on to diagnose typhoid and treat the patients.

CLINICAL FEATURES  During the six year period chosen for this study, 1939 through

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