None of the tables in the article of Dr. Faget support the assertion in the article, "Fevers," of the new French Dictionary of Medicine (1871): "In some fevers the remission is long and complete, as in yellow fever, for instance, in which the initial attack is separated from the terminal fever by a remission of one or several days duration." (Vol. XIV., p. 742.) On the contrary, according to Dr. Faget, "yellow fever shows one single effervescence—only one paroxysm, never a true remission, and the unique attack subsides immediately. Its progress is regressive as soon as it appears. This last peculiar feature would not show as plainly in our tables, but for the fact that they often begin after the second and even third day. The fact is that the decline is marked from the very beginning, in the line of the fever only; as for the
JONES J. ORIGINAL INVESTIGATIONS ON THE NATURAL HISTORY, (SYMPTOMS AND PATHOLOGY) OF YELLOW FEVER. 1854-1894. JAMA. 1895;XXIV(3):81–84. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430030011001f
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