Typhoid Fever

Daniel Drake
1846 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
lesort to anything but solitary confinement. Into this she would go quietly, and remain silent enough to escape more rigorous measures. But more than half the remainder of her term was spent in solitary confinement. When let out she would go on tolerably awhile-but with continually increasing difficulty, until I would be compelled again lo seclude her from her companions. Her perversity, in fact, never flagged, and her physical endurance and wilfulness were never subdued-her fiendishness never
more » ... fiendishness never checked, even, with anything like an abiding, controlling restraint for a single day during the years that she remained under my charge, and although moral suasion which it was in our power to reach, was sedulously used in her behalf, yet when she left her lonely cell for the world again, I fully believe that her whole nature was as obdurate as possible. Apparently a spiteful snake in human form ! In truth, with many of the characteristics of a cold-blooded animal-such as torpid circulation, cold surface, Sic, she was also utterly restless. She never seemed to require or enjoy repose. And yet, though capable of the
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