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Our Ancestors Medical Dictionary

Aphonia – Loss of the voice resulting from psychological causes, such as hysteria

Anasarca – Generalized Massive Edema

Bad Blood
- Syphilis

Bilious Fever – Typhoid, Malaria, Hepatitis or elevated temperature and bile emesis

Black Plague – Bubonic Plague

Black Vomit- Vomiting black blood due to stomach ulcers

Brain Fever-

Chin Cough- Whooping Cough – Pertussis

Cholelithiasis- Gall Stones

Cold Plague- Ague Characterised by chills

A Cold

Consumption- Tuberculosis

Day Fever / Diary Fever Fever Lasting one day; sweating

Debility- The state of being weak or feeble; infirmity

Decrepitude-  The quality or condition of being weakened,worn out, impaired, or broken down by old age, illness, or hard use.
Delirium tremens- An acute, sometimes fatal delirium usually caused by withdrawal or abstinence from alcohol following habitual excessive  drinking. It also may occur during an episode of heavy alcohol consumption.

Dengue Fever-  An infectious disease of the tropics transmitted
by mosquitoes and  characterized by rash and aching head and joints.

Eel Thing Erysipelas - An acute disease of the skin and subcutaneous tissue caused by a species of streptococcus

Enteric fever -  Typhoid fever

French pox / Great pox - Syphilis

Glandular fever -Mononucleosis - a common, acute, infectious disease, usually affecting young people, caused by Epstein-Barr virus and characterized by fever, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, and lymphocyte abnormalities

Green fever/sickness -  Anaemia - a pathological deficiency in the oxygen-carrying component of the blood, measured in unit volume concentrations of hemoglobin, red blood cell volume, or red blood cell number.

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