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  • The fever resulting from the absorption of foul stuff from the parturient canal, either from unbroken mucous surface, or by the open mouths of vessels, or from traumatic surfaces, this is autoseptic. This form also is likely to complicate other fevers.

    --Robert Barnes and Fancourt Barnes, 1885, A System of Obstetric Medicine and Surgery, p. 727

    July 11, 2010