I was recently reading an article, "The Edinburgh Fever Hospital," published in the Aug. 20, 1898 issue of The British Medical Journal. The article says that the hospital will contain a ward for patients suffering from erysipelas, noting that many fever hospitals didn't take patients with this infection. I am wondering why it would be the case that a fever hosptal that treated typhoid, typhus, scarlett fever etc. would not, however, want to treat erysipelas.
Anyone who can provide insight into this topic please contact William deJong-Lambert at William.deJong-Lambert@bcc.cuny.edu.