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Pierre, as is generally the case, felt the whole burden of his physical deprivations and the long strain to which he had been subjected while a prisoner, only when the strain and the privations were at an end.
After his liberation he went to Orel; and on the second day after his arrival, just as he was about to start for Kiev; he fell ill, and remained in Orel for three months.
He had what the doctors called bilious fever. The doctors treated him, bled him, and made him swallow drugs; nevertheless he recovered.
TOLSTOY L. Scene in Print: Despite Their Best Efforts. Ann Intern Med. ;79:142. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-1-142_4
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