Hektoen International

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Tag: Dr. Latta

  • Leith in the time of cholera – the story of Thomas Latta

    George Venters Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom   Introduction   An image of the apparatus Latta used during his procedures. In June 1832, the editor of the Lancet thanked Dr. Thomas Latta for “the intrepidity, scientific zeal and assiduity he has displayed.”1  This was in response to Dr. Latta’s letter reporting on his treatment by intravenous saline…