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December 9, 2016

Fear of fever

Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 4:00 pm

Physician William Osler is famously quoted as saying: “Humanity has but three great enemies: fever, famine and war; of these by far the greatest, by far the most terrible, is fever.”

Osler, who was among the founders of Johns Hopkins Hospital, apparently was an incorrigible wit and prankster. But in this case, he wasn’t kidding.

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