When barely two years old she was deprived of sight, smell and hearing, by an attack of scarlet fever.
He had married Catharine Spooner at Rugby in 1843; in the spring of 1856, within five weeks, five of their children were carried off by virulent scarlet fever.
This was tried largely in the case of smallpox, and once at least by Dr Erasmus Darwin in the case of scarlet fever.
And health was also not improved e.g. diphtheria and scarlet fever increased.
A young boy of six, I was recovering from scarlet fever.