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May 12, 2003

Fever of Unknown OriginThe Evolving Definition

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Arch Intern Med. 2003;163(9):1003-1004. doi:10.1001/archinte.163.9.1003

And many other forms of fevers were then epidemic, of tertian, of quartan, of nocturnal, of continual, of chronic, of erratic, of fevers attended with nausea, and of irregular fevers.—Hippocrates, Epidemics, Book 3(12)

Fever in its varied forms is still with us . . . but it is of equal importance to know that the way has been opened, and that the united efforts of many workers in many lands are day by day disarming this great enemy of the race.—William Osler, 18961

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