Yes, he said, they do certainly give very strange and newfangled names to diseases.
Yes, I said, and I do not believe that there were any such diseases in the days of Asclepius; and this I infer from the circumstance that the hero Eurypylus, after he has been wounded in Homer, drinks a posset of Pramnian wine well besprinkled with barley-meal and grated cheese, which are certainly inflammatory, and yet the sons of Asclepius who were at the Trojan war do not blame the damsel who gives him the drink, or rebuke Patroclus, who is treating his case.
Not so extraordinary, I replied, if you bear in mind that in former days, as is commonly said, before the time of Herodicus, the guild of Asclepius did not practise our present system of medicine, which may be said to educate diseases. But Herodicus, being a trainer, and himself of a sickly constitution, by a combination of training and doctoring found out a way of torturing first and chiefly himself, and secondly the rest of the world.
But with the judge it is otherwise; since he governs mind by mind; he ought not therefore to have been trained among vicious minds, and to have associated with them from youth upwards, and to have gone through the whole calendar of crime, only in order that he may quickly infer the crimes of others as he might their bodily diseases from his own self-consciousness; the honourable mind which is to form a healthy judgment should have had no experience or contamination of evil habits when young.
He will get more practice out of me than out of seventeen hundred of your ordinary, commonplace patients, with only one or two diseases
each." So I went straight up and saw him, and he said:
Human behavior that supported disease
emergence includes agriculture practices that allow species mixing, limited biosecurity to prevent mixing of domestic and wild animals, and a cultural preference for warm meat that has made live bird markets common in urban areas.
Three oral doses of saliva from a deer sick with chronic wasting disease
passed the infection to other deer kept in isolation suites indoors, reports Edward Hoover of Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
Applications that focus on experimental models of disease
are not appropriate for this PAR, but should be submitted to PA-05-103.
Recent studies show many of the same chemicals that cause cancer and reproductive problems in both humans and wildlife can also aggravate autoimmune disease
. In some cases, toxics set the disease
in motion even before an infant is born.
In 1969, Rosai and Dorfman (1) described 4 cases of a disease
they called sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy (SHML).
"Not only did I mourn his death, I also mourned what he had lost" to this disease
, she says.
"Diabetes is a much more powerful risk factor for heart disease
in women than in men," explains Dr.