When Lisbeth was in the hospital, every time she was about to be discharged and sent to prison, she would develop a convient fever…..QUESTION…..was she able to raise her own temperture? Did she really have an infection to raise her temp? OR.did her Doctor fake her readings? If I recall, he was the only one who took her temp at critical times.
Posted by captgeraldo in Boston,MA USA , 27 December 2010
5 comments on “Fever”
I think the doctor faked it. He knew that something was going on and he wanted to help Lisbeth.
Posted by SW in Stockholm, Sweden ,
The doctor (Johanson)and Lisbeth conspired to fake the fever and other complications.
Posted by RQ in San Francisco ,
Doctors don’t take temperatures, nurses do. I too wondered how she did it but I remember one situation, (John Grisham, The Client”) where the boy exercised vigorously and was taken to hospital with a high temp and supposed shock.
Ah well, it is fiction
Posted by Tiny in Vancouver ,
Factitious fever is a fairly common feature of malingering since it is regarded (incorrectly) as difficult to fake. Old-fashioned glass mercury rectal thermometers, if you squeeze them hard enough with your anal sphincter, can be made to read a degree or two higher. Never sell human ingenuity short!
Posted by “Les”beth MD in Hamilton ON Canada ,
Doc and Sal planned the complications so she could complete her part of the investigation
Posted by Wen ,