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fever

(Excitement), noun agitation, ardor, arousing, delirium, desire, disquiet, eagerness, enthusiasm, exhilaration, fervency, fever pitch, feverish excitement, feverishness, fire, fomentation, frenzy, galvanization, heat, intensity, panic, passion, provocation, stimulation, stirring up, tizzy, turmoil, upset, working up, zeal, zealousness, zest
Associated concepts: proceedings reaching a fever pitch

fever

(Illness), noun affliction, ailment, eleeated temperature, feverishness, has a disorder, has a malady, has an affliction, has an ailment, ill health, illness, in poor health, infirmity, not healthy, sickness, temperature
Associated concepts: fee services, health care
See also: furor
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Puerperal fever, or childbed fever as it was more commonly known, was one of the most dangerous diseases of the age, second only to tuberculosis as the biggest cause of maternal death.
This book describes a time before antibiotics, when tuberculosis, pneumonia and "childbed fever" were major killers.
Semmelweiss discovered the basis of childbed fever after observing physicians in his hospital coming from the autopsy room and treating obstetrical patients without washing their hands.
Doctors had many suspicions about the cause of the disease they called childbed fever. Perhaps the pressure of the uterus on the intestines caused stasis of fecal material that was then absorbed into the veins.
Semmelweis, a resident in Vienna during Beethoven's time, was distressed that one in four women in the care of hospital physicians died in childbirth, of childbed fever. He noticed that midwives' patients only died at the rate of one in fifty, and all the midwives did differently was wash their hands.