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DIPHTHERIA:

ITS SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENT.

DIPHTHERIA:

ITS SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENT.

BY

WILLIAM JENNER, M.D.,

Special Professor of Clinical Medicine, University College ; Physician to
: University College Hospital; the Hospital for Sick Children, &c.

150 c. 16.

LONDON :
PRINTED FOR WALTON & MABERLY,
UPPER GOWER STREET, & IVY LANE, PATERNOSTER ROW.

1861.

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PREFACE.

THE Two Lectures which form the greater part of this little book, were delivered to the medical clinical class at University College Hospital. Thinking that even an imperfect and incomplete account of the present epidemic of Diphtheria in London, by a practitioner who has seen most of its severer phases, would be acceptable to the profession, I determined to publish my experience. The symptoms of diphtheria, during the present epidemic, agree in all essential particulars with those observed in past epidemics. Indeed my study of the histories of epidemic and other diseases, leads me to the conclusion that diseases preserve their essential characters and natures from age to age, while the opinions of the profession respecting them and their treatment change from year to years ::This change seems to be sometimes the result: of the personal sway of

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