Brain fever

Posted by Russ Cable on August 23, 2005

In Reply to: Brain fever posted by Pamela on August 23, 2005

: What is the modern name for "brain fever"? People in C19 and early C20 literature seemed to get it alot (especially after a shock to the nervous system or a romp in the rain).

Probably any of the many forms of meningitis or encephalitis. Here's an interesting list of "old-fashioned" disease names with their modern equivalents... genealogy/enoch/diseases.html