Excerpt from The Medical Complications, Accidents and Sequels of Typhoid Fever and the Other Exanthemata AT the present time there are few diseases so widespread as typhoid fever, and the literature concerning it is very great. Systems of medicine and text - books innumerable deal with its ordinary manifestations, and touch, necessarily but briefly, upon its accidents, its complications, and its sequels. Anyone who has had even a limited experience with typhoid fever has met with cases in which the manifestations wandered so far from the classical descriptions of the disease as to be puzzling and obscure, or with instances in which the malady has been so altered in its course by intercurrent affections as to be unusual and to call forth all the diagnostic knowledge and therapeutic skill of the physician. The following pages deal with these aberrant forms of the dis ease and the courses which they pursue. The preceding paragraph, taken from the preface of the first edition of this book, gives in a concise form the reason for the appearance of the present volume. During the ten years which have elapsed since the first edition appeared the literature dealing with typhoid fever has greatly increased, and the advances which have been made in the study of the disease by bacteriological methods have added to our knowledge of many of its complica tions and sequels. The present time, therefore, seemed auspicious to bring the text of the first edition up to date, and this has been accomplished with the assistance of the junior author. During the last decade much interest has also been taken in the complications and sequels of the exanthematous fevers other than typhoid, and for this reason chapters dealing with these phases of Variola, scarlet fever, measles, chickenpox, and rubella have been carefully prepared and added to the original text. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.