Wednesday, May 11, 2016

David Pirie Stewart 1870 - 1873

1871 Census living at 14 Rose Street, Dundee
William Stewart, age 34, wood sawyer
Christina Duncan Stewart age 35
1.  William Stewart, Jr 10 (illegitimate)
2.  Charles Stewart, age 7, born 1863 (FamilySearch has a male child born to William and Christina born 3 Nov 1862)
3.  Robert (Duncan) Stewart, b 1867 age 4
4.  George Stewart, born 1867, age 4
5.  David, Pirie Stewart, age 3 mo (born 9 December 1870) FHL number 6035516

David died in Falkirk, Stirlingshire of infantile remittent fever on March 4, 8:45 PM with his father William, saw miller as informant. 

 The day after David died his sister Annie Pirie Stewart was born: Annie Ririe Stewart, Scholar age 8 (born 5 March 1873, Falkirk, Stirlingshire).  Three years later William Stewart died.  Falkirk is 60 miles southwest of Dundee, a considerable distance at this time. 

Definitions: 1. a fever pattern in which temperature varies during each 24-hour period but never reaches normal. Most fevers are remittent and the pattern is not characteristic of any disease, although in the 19th century it was considered a diagnostic term.

The clinical usefulness of fever patterns is dubious, although there are some notable exceptions. There are five patterns: intermittent, remittent, continuous or sustained, hectic, and relapsing. With intermittent fever, the temperature is elevated but falls to normal (37.2°C or below) each day, while in a remittent fever the temperature falls each day but not to normal. In these two patterns the amplitude of temperature change is more than 0.3°C and less than 1.4°C. Either of the two patterns can be called hectic when the difference between peak and trough temperature is great (1.4°C or more). Sustained fever is a pattern in which there is little change (0.3°C or less) in the elevated temperature during a 24-hour period. In relapsing fever, a variant of the intermittent pattern, fever spikes are separated by days or weeks of intervening normal temperature.