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  • n. Plural form of disease.


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  • If reissued, the book would need bringing up to date, for the claim to cure certain diseases is now forbidden by law, while many new kinds of rubbish have come on to the market.

    As I Please

  • The very names by which they call diseases sweeten and mollify the sharpness of them: the phthisic is with them no more than

    The Essays of Montaigne — Complete

  • If it can be shown that all those disturbances of the bodily organism, which we call diseases, have their origin in Sin, as the source of all discord in human nature, we may infer that there is a close connexion between these miracles and his proper calling; and that, in healing the diseases produced by sin, by means of his influence upon the essential nature of the disturbed organism, he displayed himself also as the

    The Life of Jesus Christ in Its Historical Connexion and Historical Developement.

  • One of the Gooma boys, a black, nearly fifty years of age, hideously marred and scarred by skin diseases and old wounds, looked up into his face and grinned.


  • It is true that fever and dysentery are perpetually on the walk-about, that loathsome skin diseases abound, that the air is saturated with a poison that bites into every pore, cut, or abrasion and plants malignant ulcers, and that many strong men who escape dying there return as wrecks to their own countries.


  • He never caught fever; nor coughs nor colds; dysentery passed him by; and the malignant ulcers and vile skin diseases that attack blacks and whites alike in that climate never fastened upon him.

    YAH! YAH! YAH!

  • Normally, the service -- which includes an analysis by Knome's team of clinicians and geneticists so you can understand whether your genetic profile makes you susceptible to certain diseases, such as cancer or Alzheimer's -- costs $99,500.

    Boing Boing

  • A Jordanian “Scientist” specializing in diseases claims that Mecca And Medina are somehow isolated from disease, thus there is no need for the talk about the possible outbreaks that might result from the millions of pilgrims being in extreme proximity while performing Hajj ..

    Global Voices in English » Arab World: Swine Flu Fever Continues

  • Alternatively, the doctor may give your son a blood test to see if he is immune to certain diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, tetanus, diphtheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and polio.

    Ask the VEC

  • Children's Hospital's Fred and Suzanne Biesecker Pediatric Liver Center, which specializes in liver diseases, is one of the largest in the nation.

    Our liver transplant team


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