Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Word of the Day for September 21

Our Word for the Day is another one from a 19th century health manual: Pleurisy. Pleurisy is inflammation of the pleura (membrane surrounding the lungs) usually occurring as a complication of a disease such as pneumonia, accompanied by accumulation of fluid in the pleural cavity, chills, fever, and painful breathing and coughing.
"Several of our villagers have recently had a bout with the pleurisy, but they have quite recovered now."

At least it's better than what these men have!

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