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Apoplexy – stroke

Ague – fever & chills of malarial infection

Consumption – tuberculosis

Cramp Colic – appendicitis

Dropsy – edema (swelling), often caused by kidney or heart disease. Dropsy would be called congestive heart failure today. It is an accumulation of fluid around the heart, for a variety of complex reasons, and one treatment is administration of digitalis (foxglove leaves).

Lung Fever – pneumonia

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