Perhaps because of these factors, even today, blacks appear to be more prone to hydrophobia than whites.
He has seen more than one hydrophobia patient meet death in the most dreadful manner known to the profession.
Exsection or a caustic on the scar, even after the appearance of hydrophobia.
His greatest practical triumph was undoubtedly with regard to hydrophobia, or, as it is more properly called, rabies.
The salivary glands seem to have a close relation to hydrophobia.
His liability to become rabid, and to afflict human beings with hydrophobia, appears to have had some part in it.
We call it hydrophobia, but they call it dewanee—the madness—and run.
To regard every can as a source of botulism is worse than regarding every dog as a source of hydrophobia.
But what about hydrophobia from the bites of the dogs and wild animals?
Strong mental emotion, such as the dread of hydrophobia after having been bitten by a dog, sometimes produces the affection.
late 14c., idroforbia, a symptom of rabies in man (sometimes used for the disease itself), from Late Latin hydrophobia (Celsius, 50 C.E.), from Greek hydrophobos "dreading water," from hydr-, stem of hydros "water" (see water (n.1)) + phobos "dread, fear" (see phobia). So called because human sufferers show aversion to water and have difficulty swallowing it.
hydrophobia hy·dro·pho·bi·a (hī'drə-fō'bē-ə)
An abnormal fear of water.
Our Living Language : Hydrophobia is an older term for the disease rabies, and it means "fear of water." Because of this name, many people think that rabies makes one afraid of water. In fact, this is not the case (although rabies does cause mental confusion of other kinds). The name hydrophobia comes from the fact that animals and people with rabies get spasms in their throat muscles that are so painful that they cannot eat or drink, and so will refuse water in spite of being very thirsty.