Excerpt from The Medical Visitor, 1887, Vol. 3
Morbilli may be defined as an infectious specific fever, with a characteristic eruption of red papules coming out on the fourth day, preceded and accompanied by all the symptoms of an acute catarrh. As a rule it is a mild disease, attended with but slight danger when uncomplicated; but in exceptional cases it may be malignant, or be complicated with more serious ailments. It is always due to contagion making its appearance from six to four teen days after exposure.
There are no special anatomical characters in uncomplicated cases, aside from the eruption, the redness of the mucous mem brane of the larynx and trachea, congestion of the bronchi, and more or less accumulation of catarrhal mucus.
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