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THE MANAGEMENT OF TYPHOID FEVER.

THE MANAGEMENT OF TYPHOID FEVER. As soon as a diagnosis of typhoid fever is made, or even in a suspicious case, it is better to place the patient in a recumbent posture, and to keep him in that position throughout the whole course of the disease. Positive orders must be given to the nurse to change the position of the patient from side to side, or from the back to the side, every two or three hours. One should examine the heart and lungs, as well as the abdomen, from day to day, as long as the patient is under observation, and he should not assume the erect position at any time during the continuation of the fever, either for the purpose of taking nourishment or drink; and, however obstinate the patient may be, one should insist on his using the bed-pan on all occasions when it is necessary. It is a well-known fact that http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

THE MANAGEMENT OF TYPHOID FEVER.

JAMA , Volume XLV (26) – Dec 23, 1905

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1905 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1905.52510260035001k
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Abstract

As soon as a diagnosis of typhoid fever is made, or even in a suspicious case, it is better to place the patient in a recumbent posture, and to keep him in that position throughout the whole course of the disease. Positive orders must be given to the nurse to change the position of the patient from side to side, or from the back to the side, every two or three hours. One should examine the heart and lungs, as well as the abdomen, from day to day, as long as the patient is under observation, and he should not assume the erect position at any time during the continuation of the fever, either for the purpose of taking nourishment or drink; and, however obstinate the patient may be, one should insist on his using the bed-pan on all occasions when it is necessary. It is a well-known fact that

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 23, 1905

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