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a pathological condition of mind or body

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Dimmesdale's bodily disease had never fairly been revealed to him.
There were those who worked in the chilling rooms, and whose special disease was rheumatism; the time limit that a man could work in the chilling rooms was said to be five years.
In the extent and proper structure of the Union, therefore, we behold a republican remedy for the diseases most incident to republican government.
Then he began to chat of all things except ourselves and diseases and with such an infinite geniality that I could see poor Lucy's pretense of animation merge into reality.
Though, after all, everyone does do that; people do pride themselves on their diseases, and I do, may be, more than anyone.
Sometimes the disease lay hidden in the cargoes of ships, among silks, and brocades, and other costly merchandise which was imported for the rich people to wear.
When facing a disease, if it were personified in a king, he treated the patient as a Turk treats a Moor.
But it is not hard to own that disease is the natural aristocrat.
There were no more diseases after zymosis, so I concluded there was nothing else the matter with me.
Then I can no longer hesitate as to my course," said Lydgate; "but the first thing I must impress on you is that my conclusions are doubly uncertain--uncertain not only because of my fallibility, but because diseases of the heart are eminently difficult to found predictions on.
The medical profession thrives on two incurable diseases in these modern days--a He-disease and a She-disease.
Well, I said, and to require the help of medicine, not when a wound has to be cured, or on occasion of an epidemic, but just because, by indolence and a habit of life such as we have been describing, men fill themselves with waters and winds, as if their bodies were a marsh, compelling the ingenious sons of Asclepius to find more names for diseases, such as flatulence and catarrh; is not this, too, a disgrace?
The diseases of the mind do in almost every particular imitate those of the body.
The earth, said he, hath a skin; and this skin hath diseases.
Bred at first, as many physical diseases are, in the wickedness of men, and then disseminated in their ignorance, these epidemics, after a period, get communicated to many sufferers who are neither ignorant nor wicked.