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Posted: 11/10/2001 1:38:49 PM EDT
Many in the early 19th century died of this disease/epidemic. What would we call this disease today? DaMan
Link Posted: 11/10/2001 2:26:27 PM EDT
Consumption?
Link Posted: 11/10/2001 2:42:27 PM EDT
Consumption is what they called Tuberculosis in the mid-late 1800s. Doc Holliday died of "consumption". I'm not sure if Tuberculosis was what they meant by "putrid fever". DaMan
Link Posted: 11/12/2001 5:09:39 AM EDT
"Putrid fever" was an old name for typhoid fever.
Link Posted: 11/13/2001 3:53:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Renamed: "Putrid fever" was an old name for typhoid fever.
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Renamed, actually, "Putrid Fever" referred to Typhus and NOT Typhoid Fever. Typhoid Fever and Typhus are different diseases with similar symptoms. I found an interesting site for OLD MEDICAL TERMS: [url]http://members.tripod.com/PearlsPad/Medical.htm[/url] DaMan
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