Thursday, July 13, 2006

#141 - Special Family History Note

"Bilious Fever:
When a continual, remitting, or intermitting fever is accompanied with a frequent or copious evacuation of bile, either by vomit or stool, the fever is denominated bilious. [Buchan1785].

The common remittent fever of summer and autumn; generally supposed to be owing to, or connected with, derangement of the biliary system. [Dunglison1855]

Typhoid fever, Remittent fever or simple gastritis. [Appleton1904]

A term loosely applied to certain intestinal and malarial fevers. See typhus. [Thomas1907]."

Sounds like your average Spring Break phenomenon these days. That a respectable ancestor of ours actually died from it in 1860 just goes to show how pickled kids have gotten in the last 150 years.

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