Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Episode 223 – Brain Fever

“a sharp touch of brain-fever” [MUSG]  

Inspired by two sources of Sherlockian medical scholarship, we decided to discuss brain fever. What was brain fever, medically speaking?

And why does it only rear its head in Victorian literature? Was it an actual affliction, or just a literary device? It's just a Trifle.

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Music credits

Performers: Uncredited violinist, US Marine Chamber Orchestra
Publisher Info.: Washington, DC: United States Marine Band


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Scott Monty and Burt Wolder are both members of the Baker Street Irregulars, the literary society dedicated to Sherlock Holmes. They have co-hosted the popular show I Hear of Everywhere since June 2007.

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