Excerpt from The Dublin Journal of Medical Science, Vol. 78: July to December, 1884
Physicians, in Ireland; in Medical Charge of the Female Hospital, Staff and Departments, Dublin.
For some years past the observations of a few military surgeons, made independently of each other, have shown that the division of all tropical and sub-tropical fevers into agne, remittent fever, fehri cula, Simple continued, and typhoid fevers, is not entirely satisfactory, because it does not embrace a form of pyrexia, which, to be properly eescribed, cannot with propriety be placed under any of these headings, though, for want of a better name, it is included under one or other of them. In olden times it would probably have been entered as Common Continued Fever - a comprehensive term which then included many varieties of febrile disease. Morehead, who divided remittent fever into simple and complicated, remarked that the simplest and most practical view to take of some of the fevers attacking Europeans at certain stations in India was that they were compound in their nature, the product partly of malaria and partly of elevated temperature, conjoined with other ordinary exciting causes. His complicated adynamic remittent, in which there is present either a local inﬂammation or an aggravated degree of some kind of local derangement, very closely resembles the disease to which Dr. Veale, late Assistant Professor at N etley.
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