Posted by P. Bingham on July 01, 1998 at 05:46:07:
In response to Fevers, written by Roger V on June 30, 1998 at 19:09:51
] Another possible answer to this question is that I think the word "fever" hasn't always meant just a high temperature... I think it could also mean that someone was delirious or unconscious, both of which could happen from a fall down the stairs, from a horse, or off a pier, as in "Persuasion."]
Yes, this is true. A fever was not confined to only temperatures. Even if a patient was merely delirious from whatever, he would be said to have a 'fever'. There were numerous medicinal terms during this period which encompassed many different meanings, the ague, being one of them.
- Another General Term Marie-Bernadette 10:41:17 7/01/98 (0)
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