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Putrid fever
Putrid Pu"trid, a. [L. putridus, fr. putrere to be rotten, fr. puter, or putris, rotten, fr. putere to stink, to be rotten: cf. F. putride. See Pus, Foul, a.] 1. Tending to decomposition or decay; decomposed; rotten; -- said of animal or vegetable matter; as, putrid flesh. See Putrefaction. 2. Indicating or proceeding from a decayed state of animal or vegetable matter; as, a putrid smell. Putrid fever (Med.), typhus fever; -- so called from the decomposing and offensive state of the discharges and diseased textures of the body. Putrid sore throat (Med.), a gangrenous inflammation of the fauces and pharynx.
putrid fever
Typhus Ty"phus, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? smoke, cloud, stupor arising from fever; akin to ? to smoke, Skr. dh?pa smoke.] (Med.) A contagious continued fever lasting from two to three weeks, attended with great prostration and cerebral disorder, and marked by a copious eruption of red spots upon the body. Also called jail fever, famine fever, putrid fever, spottled fever, etc. See Jail fever, under Jail.

Meaning of putrid fever from wikipedia

- Testament of Zephaniah Mann., Zephaniah Mann claimed to have contracted "Putrid Fever" in his will. Globalization and disease List of epidemics Weil-Felix...
- During the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 in Philadelphia, 5,000 or more people were listed in the official register of deaths between August 1 and November...
- Sir William Fordyce (1724–1792) was a Scottish physician. The son of Provost George Fordyce (1663-1733) of Aberdeen, and brother of David Fordyce, was...
- of Henry, Prince of Wales, and his opinion was that the disease was a putrid fever "without malignity, except that attending putridity". He suggested bleeding...
- Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis discovered in 1847 that hand-washing with a solution of chlorinated lime reduced the incidence of fatal childbed fever tenfold in...
- censure was removed from the college books. Baynes died in London from a putrid fever, on 3 August 1787, and was buried by the side of his friend Dr. Jebb...
- illness. He died in the National Palace on 1 March 1836, a victim of a "putrid fever" (probably typhus). He was interred in the Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral...
- For other people named John Wall, see John Wall (disambiguation). John Wall (12 October 1708 – 27 June 1776), was an English physician, one of the founders...
- Francis Balfour, M.D. (fl. 1812), was a British medical officer and medical author who lived and worked primarily in British India. Balfour was awarded...
- Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis (German: [ɪˈɡnaːts ˈzɛml̩vaɪs]; Hungarian: Semmelweis Ignác Fülöp; 1 July 1818 – 13 August 1865) was a Hungarian physician of...