Excerpt from Consumption
Is a gradual destruction of the lungs, a slow wasting away of the lights, as they are call ed, by many, when applied to animals.
There are various kinds of consumption Con sumption of the Throat, Consumption of the Bowels, but when the word Consumption is employed, by the great mass of people, it means Consumption of the Lungs, and there arises in the mind the idea of cough, of pale face, of wasted ﬂesh, of stooping frame, of slow and careful walk, of large round eyes, the white predominating, a waxen countenance, as serious as the grave, with a general look of anxiety and distress, which wakes. Up warmest sympa thies in hearts which seldom feel at all.
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