Definition of breakbone fever in English:
Another term for dengue.
- However, it was an American physician, Benjamin Rush, who first referred to dengue as ‘breakbone fever’.
- I had dengue fever, called ‘breakbone fever‘some years ago for its joint and muscle pain.
- In America it was known as breakbone fever and in the East Indies as knokkel - koorts, knuckle fever.
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