ROBERT M. STECHER, M.D.; WALTER M. SOLOMON, M.D.
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The beneficial effect of intercurrent infection upon patients with chronic disease was noted many years ago and naturally suggested the therapeutic value of elevated body temperatures. The feasibility of such a form of nonspecific treatment was tested with tuberculin shortly after its introduction about 50 years ago. This was the first of a long series of suggestions for therapeutic fever production which have included the utilization of febrile diseases, protein fevers and numerous mechanical and electrical devices. Despite the large number of methods which have been recommended and are available, the end is not yet in sight, and scarcely a
STECHER RM, SOLOMON WM. THE COMPLICATIONS AND HAZARDS OF FEVER THERAPY: ANALYSIS OF 1000 CONSECUTIVE FEVER TREATMENTS WITH THE KETTERING HYPERTHERM*. Ann Intern Med. 1937;10:1014–1020. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-10-7-1014
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;10(7):1014-1020.
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