Medical Dictionary

Brill's disease

noun \ˈbrilz-\

Medical Definition of BRILL'S DISEASE

:  an acute infectious disease milder than epidemic typhus but caused by the same rickettsia

Biographical Note for BRILL'S DISEASE

Brill, Nathan Edwin (1860–1925), American physician. In 1910, after studying 221 cases, Brill published the first description of the disease now known as Brill's disease.

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