Excerpt from The Practitioner: A Medical Journal; January-June, 1904
Typhoid fever in an especial manner affords scape for watchful care, well-informed judgment, and prompt interven tion. The aspect and expression of the patient, the position he assumes in bed and the disposition of his limbs, the presence or absence of slight movements of the hands, or twitching of the lips, or tremor of the tongue, the degree of alertness of the intelligence as observed from day to day - all have their significance, and supplement the data afforded by the pulse, respiration, temperature, and tongue they may indeed give more accurate indication of the tendency, favourable or nu favourable, of the disease, and earlier intimation of danger, than the pulse and temperature, thus giving the opportunity for treatment. But in typhoid fever, in addition to the degree and character of the p yrexia and the evidences of tommia, there are the effects of the intestinal lesions and of the associated catarrh, the character of the stools, the degree of distension of the abdomen, the enlargement of the spleen, all of which demand daily attention.
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