Have You Suffered from #BrainFever? #Excerpt from “The Life and Times of #Sherlock #Holmes” @lsfabre

“I’ve Got the Feevah!” People suffering from brain fever appeared in numerous novels and stories during the Victorian period. While the twenty-first century reader might consider this illness a quaint trope, the medical establishment recognized it as a serious physical ailment and treated accordingly. The contemporary concept of “fever” as an elevated body temperature does […]

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