Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 2, 1899.
To the Editor:
—In the course of an interesting editorial on the "Value of Transfusion," in the Journal, Dec. 31, 1898, the operation is suggested in typhoid fever and other toxic conditions, and the statement is made that there is no literature at hand: i.e., presumably, no record, of the measure having been resorted to in the treatment of typhoid.In Volkmann's Sammlung klinischer Vorträge (No. 11, 1890), Hermann Sahli gives an account of two cases of typhoid fever in which he injected, beneath the skin of the abdomen and elsewhere, as much as a liter of a saline solution. In a footnote in the course of my article on typhoid fever, in the "System of Practical Therapeutics," edited by Prof. H. A. Hare (vol. ii, p. 290), I briefly referred to Sahli's work and have also mentioned the fact that I have treated, at