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"Our primary purpose in examining the clinical histories of Hippocrates was to find evidence of the early existence of typhus fever. Ozanam and others have stated that Hippocrates described typhus fever, and the case that has often been cited as evidence for such an assumption is that of the second patient in the First Book of Epidemion. This individual, Silenus, “son of Eualcides, who lived near the platform, was attacked by a fever as the result of fatigue and excessive drinking and exercise. --Rats, Lice and History (1935) by Hans Zinsser

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One of several similar diseases caused by Rickettsiae bacteria. Not to be confused with typhoid fever.


From the Greek typhos, meaning smoky or hazy, describing the state of mind of those affected with typhus.


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