His face was a bright yellow with bilious fever
, and his large dark eyes stood nearly out of his head, for all the flesh had gone.
The malady itself, one from which she had often suffered, a bilious fever
-- its cause therefore constitutional.
It will be like going from raspberry tarts to plain bread and butter; but you will probably save them from a bilious fever
," said Dr.
Anne Darwin's death certificate read: "bilious fever
with typhoid character".
Austen also wrote of her rheumatism, her bilious fever, cold, and slight pain.
Unlike rheumatism, the disease named "bilious fever" does not exist today.
Symptoms of remittent fever, also called bilious fever, were similar to intermittent fever, but the fever and chill cycles were less defined; in some cases the cold and sweating stages were slight or absent, and the fever may have taken on a continuous character.
Another possibility is that the cases diagnosed as remittent and bilious fevers were actually typhus, which had a mortality rate of 36.5 percent in the Union army.
Was this intermittent fever, bilious fever
were often suburban or country diseases, mild but recurring illnesses that wiped out muscle strength and never provided any level of immunity to victims.