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The influenza, or "grippe," as it is generally called, Protean in its forms and chameleon-like in its aspects, has made a flying trip through our country, and left its multiform impression upon our population. This strange disease enjoys as many titles as a European nobleman: influenza, because it exercises such a decided influence upon all the tissues and functions of the human body; la grippe, because, when it once takes hold, it rarely lets go its grip; rheuma epidemicum, be cause, under its dire influence, the universal nose and throat becomes a perennial fountain; cephalalgia contagiosa, because of the infernally Plu tonian headache it induces; failette, because, when attacked by it, we are driven almost to madness; coquette, because it plays with our feelings as a cat does with a mouse or a young lady with her devoted admirers; petit courier, because it runs from organ to organ, suffering none
ULRICH CE. SOME OF THE VAGARIES OF THE GRIPPE.Read in the Section of Practice of Medicine, Materia Medica and Physiology, at the Forty-first Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, at Nashville, Tenn., May, 1890.. JAMA. 1890;XV(14):495-497. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410400011002a