In the last days of September, 1888, I was called to see a patient suffering from typhoid fever, and I was led by some recent studies of the composition and therapeutic effects of salol to give it a trial in the case before me. I did so, and with such prompt and decided success, that I deemed it my professional duty to report my experience at once to the medical profession. To this end I wrote up a report of the case for the JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, and in the latter part of October forwarded it to the Editor, requesting its early publication. The Editor kindly accepted the article, and wrote me it would be printed as soon as it could be done injustice to other contributors.
Unfortunately, perhaps, the publication of my article was long postponed, owing to the many excellent papers on THE JOURNAL'S file