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active remedies are not often necessary.
The tendency to variation in this disease is shown not only in different seasons, but at different periods of the same season, [illegible] [illegible] no invariable course of treatment should be advised. I think on the whole the lancet may be very well dispensed with in the majority of cases of fever as they occur in our southern climate: yet if the patient be robust, if there is much local suffering during the exacerbation; and if the pulse is full and hard, a moderate bleeding will often be of great service, especially if resorted to early –
I will mention what seems to me a very important objection to this remedy in fever viz the great prostration which it often produ- -des, while the disease is not always weakened in a corresponding degree: and this added to the real as well as apparent dibility caused by the disease, seems often to protract rather than curtail it. But the evil does not end
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