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Bible Encyclopedias

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Jail Fever

The popular name of a fever now known to be a severe form of typhus, such as happened in 1579 at the "Black Assize," so called as so many of those in the conduct of it died infected by the prisoners.

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Jail Fever'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/j/jail-fever.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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