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What is condition known as the "five-o'clock fever"?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
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Seems that a character in gabriel garcia marquez novel "one hundred years of solitude" died of this.
I did not read the book so can't be sure of the reference, but it might be to semmelweis' original studies on puerperal fever - rounds were at 5 o'clock. On the other hand it could refer to happy hour or quitting time as suggested by others.

In brief: Various explanations

Seems that a character in gabriel garcia marquez novel "one hundred years of solitude" died of this.
I did not read the book so can't be sure of the reference, but it might be to semmelweis' original studies on puerperal fever - rounds were at 5 o'clock. On the other hand it could refer to happy hour or quitting time as suggested by others.
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