I do not wish in this brief paper to go into the subject of natural history of this disease. Thanks to modern investigation we seem to stand on pretty solid ground now with respect to its cause and mode of propagation, and the best means of warding off the disease, lessening the ratio of its mortality, and possibly its fatality—or the ratio of deaths to the number attacked.
More light is needed on the subject of the pathology of the disease, however, and especially is it needed that the experience gained in former visitations and the present advanced views concerning the nature of the disease shall give better results in treatment than have been had hitherto.
The plan of treatment here proposed, it may be said, has the perilous disadvantage of being a proposition—something untried. It is this fact probably that will most commend it.
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