Jan. 20th, 2017

malinaldarose: (doctor school)
green-sickness: A disease incident to virgins. [Noah Webster's Compendious Dictionary of the English Language, 1806]

A disease in which the person has a sickly paleness, with a green tinge of the complexion, chiefly confined to unmarried females. [James Stormonth's Dictionary of the English Language, 1884]

The principal means to be employed in the cure of this disease are gentle exercise in the open air, with nutritious and rather stimulating diet, sea-bathing, and agreeable society. [T Ellwood Zell's Encyclopedia of Knowledge and Language, 1871]

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