Definition of hydrophobia:
- An abnormal dread of water, said to be a symptom of canine madness; hence:
- The disease caused by a bite form, or inoculation with the saliva of, a rabid creature, of which the chief symptoms are, a sense of dryness and construction in the throat, causing difficulty in deglutition, and a marked heightening of reflex excitability, producing convulsions whenever the patient attempts to swallow, or is disturbed in any way, as by the sight or sound of water; rabies; canine madness.
- "Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children", Pye Henry Chavasse.
The serums discovered by the founder of the Institute, Dr. Vidal Brazil, for the cure of snake- bite are as important and beneficent, within the vast area where the mortality from this cause has hitherto been far greater than is generally known or supposed, as Pasteur's world- famous treatment for hydrophobia.- "A New Medley of Memories", David Hunter-Blair.
- "Shirley", Charlotte Brontë.