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From: "Pearl Wilson" <>
Subject: Re: Question re an illness.
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 11:09:54 +1300

Consumption: A wasting away of the body; formerly applied
especially to pulmonary tuberculosis. Synonyms: marasmus
(in the mid-nineteenth century: phthisis.)

>From Old Medical Terms on my Web Site

> I think I remember the disease phthisis from one of the readers. Is it TB?
And would it cause "delusions" or what exactly would delusions be categorized
as? Hope someone can explain.
> The H. Fecho's

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