LIST OF DISEASES, SICKNESSES, AND SYMPTOMS

IN THE

COLLECTED CORRESPONDENCE OF WILLIAM HARMON HARDEN

(as of  $ # at &)

 

NAME

REMARKS

ague

a malarial infection (from mosquitos)

arm shot off

 

bad spill

 

bellyache

 

bilious fever

typhus (from fleas and lice)

body lice

 

boils

skin abscess (from staph infection)

bones ache

 

bowel disease

 

bowels swelling

 

breaking out

 

chills

 

choked to death

 

cholera

acute infection, diarrhea, vomiting, cramps (from contaminated water

cold

 

cough

 

cramp colic

appendicitis

cut finger

 

cut foot

 

diarrhea

 

dropsy

hydropsy - swelling (from heart or kidney disease)

erysipelas

also know as Rose or St. Anthony’s Fire

eye matter

 

fever

 

headache

 

hip pain

 

inflammation in the head

 

jaundice

yellow colored skin, membranes,  and whites of eyes

mashed fingers

 

measles

 

mumps

 

pneumonia

inflammation of lung

roseola

 

rising on finger

 

scarlet fever

 

scissors

 

sick at the stomach

 

sick with teeth

 

smallpox

 

sore ears

 

sore eyes

 

sore throat

 

spit blood

 

stomach swelling

 

throwing up

 

typhoid fever

intestinal inflammation and ulceration, often fatal

whooping cough

 

yellow fever

infection (from mosquitos)

yellow ganders

 

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