Cotton Fever


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A regional street term for sepsis attributed to cotton fibres co-injected with illicit drugs
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When the Embargo Act of 1807 prevented trade with England during the Napoleonic War, the American textile industry burned with "cotton fever," and the Whitin Mill spun cotton sent up from the South, said Mr.