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a malarial fever that recurs every fourth day

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malariae has been generally known to be 72 hours, fever patterns might not be strictly quartan (14).
The ancient Greek physician Dioscorides had first classified malarial fevers as tertian and quartan, that is, recurring cyclically every first and third day or every first and fourth day.
These diseases are cancer, elephantiasis, scabies, leprosy, quartan fever and whatever is detailed under the heading melancholia.
This difference in biological therapy--"White people respond best to tertian malaria (plasmodium vivax); negroes to quartan (plasmodium malariae)"--was acknowledged in the Journal of the National Medical Association and both the syphilology and malariology literature.
The author notes, in addition, that during the summer, numerous dropsies occur, resulting from epidemics of prolonged dysentery, diarrhea, and quartan fever.
Malaria - tertian or quartan fever in the parlance of the day - does not appear to have posed much of a problem during the period, at least in terms of mortality.
Nature of Man, which best describes humor theory, proposes a new humor in place of water: black bile, causing diseases of the kidneys, spleen, liver, quartan fever, headaches, and epilepsy.
The fever from which Ronsard was suffering when he composed "La Salade," the fievre quarte, or quartan fever, was a disease from which Ficino himself had suffered.
Thus, though we know in general terms that all higher-level diseases are fully explicable in terms of the physics of constituent parts, we are never given a full and clear account of what, for example, is the low-level physical correlate of a quartan fever--to what precise imbalance of the elements in the body it would correspond.
The item on Atticus' estate in Epirus (66-78) looks like a meritorious piece of research (I cannot speak with knowledge of the topography), including the interesting suggestion that Atticus' quartan fever and the ill health of his wife and daughter derived from this malarial source.
I gave him two drams of opium, but he suffered from quartan fever, and its crisis halted the effect of the drug.
An anaesthetic drug might be considered, such as mandragoras (mandrake), which was an ingredient in a prescribed potion, to be taken in unmixed wine, by a patient smitten with quartan fever (Hippocrates, Diseases 2.