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Geo. J. Ziegler, M.D.
JAMA. 1886;VI(3):82-83. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250010090013.
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To THE Editor OF THE Journal: 

Dear Sir.  —With similar facts that might be cited, the interesting observations of Dr. de Mello, of Rio de Janeiro, and Dr. B. S. Woodworth, of Ft. Wayne, Ind., in recent numbers of The Journal, upon the spontaneous origin and identity of yellow fever with malarial disease, support the views presented in my paper on the "Unity and Nature of Morbific Poison," in the first volume of The Journal for 1885, p. 174, and in my work on the "Basic Pathology and Specific Treatment of Zymotic, Septic, and Allied Diseases," in which evidence is adduced of the general unity of cause and nature, with de novo origin, of all such maladies, and the proper means for their prevention and treatment.But what I desire to invite special attention to at present, is with regard to the apparent identity of the tartar emetic with the


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