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« on: 29 May 2012, 02:53:05 »

I'm putting up a new section, meant to be a collection of notes on diseases. This is NOT the finished product, of course, and if I ever arrive at a point to present the entire AoA for defence of my work before the general forum, I will create it in a different topic (or some such remedy, pun intended).

Introduction
 This Almanac of Afflictions is an attempt to categorize various known illnesses by bodily constituents and remedy for these.  I will not claim to have an exhaustive listing of every known malady, and as such this compendium should be added to over time.  Where disease may be an excess, a deficiency or a corruption of a bodily constituent, I have attempted to note this with each entry.  For those diseases where the cause of illness is not known to the general scholarly community, I have denoted what wisdom is known about each illness.  I will begin the discourse with a few bits of general advice that I have come by and found useful in my travels.

Official-Sounding Puffery
"The chance for harm is great; the chance to do good is very small."  And, as a corollary, "If, in your capacity as a healer, you cannot do good for someone, then do nothing at all."
  A healer should either heal or not heal.  A healer should not do harm.  This is not always so obvious when applied to real-life crises.  Whenever a healer is confronted with a choice, the best decision is always that which gains the most benefit for the person being healed, and at the same time minimizes the exposure to risk or harm.  If this sounds complicated, it is complicated.  This requires practice of years to master this skill.

"All bleeding stops."
  Time is the most precious commodity we healers have.  Especially when in crisis or dealing with near-fatal illness, we must allow ourselves just enough time to think through the best course of action, and only then proceed to tender our healing skills to the infirmed.  By the same token, a victim of near-fatal illness may have only minutes to live; thus, efficiency is devoutly desired with more grave wounds.

"It is nigh impossible to improve on the miracle the Aviaria have created in the intelligent races of this world."
  In essence, do not try to improve on an already immaculate design, that of the living human, dwarf, gnome, elf, et cetera.  We can mend the body with our healing, but we never claim to improve on what was originally designed with minute precision and painstaking forethought.

"The learning you do today will be the foundation upon which future learning will stand."
  Each body of knowledge that we absorb will support the next body of knowledge we take on.  Knowledge of anatomy, for example, edifies our knowledge of herbalism, which in turn bolsters our studies in surgical procedures, and so on.

"Know your limitations.  Do not give false hope.  People need honesty first in their healers."
  It comes as a comfort to me, knowing that there are healers who are more skilled and more intuitively brilliant than myself.  I feel sorry for the healer with no superior and no equal, for then whom does she call on when confronted with some illness or malady that even she is not acquainted with?  We of the healing arts are all peers--avail yourself of help from your peers often!

"Cold steel makes the truth."
  Chirurgeons and healers who perform surgical procedures must accept that they are changing a person's anatomy with every swipe of scalpel and every stitch of thread.  Wise healers will remember this before haphazardly stitching up wounds half-heartedly, or cutting into a person's body simply for the sake of doing something.
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« Reply #1 on: 29 May 2012, 02:58:19 »

AFFLICTIONS of the PHLEGM

Strangling Disease, "Heaves"
  Overview
  Symptoms and Effects
  incidence, Causes
  Diagnosis
  Cure/Prevention
  History, Myth/Lore

Green Death, "Sickle's Touch", "Grass Death", "First Plague"

Consumption (tuberculosis)

Phlegmon (pneumonia and bronchitis)

Coal Miner's Lung (Black Lung disease)

Melancholy, Depression and Anxiety
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« Reply #2 on: 29 May 2012, 03:02:10 »

Edits suggested by Bard Judith in yellow.


AFFLICTIONS of the BILE

The Green Fever
  Overview
  Symptoms and Effects
  Incidence, Causes
  Diagnosis
  Cure/Prevention
  History, Myth/Lore

Scurfy Disease, "Mouth-Rot", "Sailor's Bane"

Bile stones

Constipation, the tights, the plugs, stopped up, congested bowels, seelie rump (a degeneration from 'sealed', meaning fast or secure), bilestopped

Diarrhea -   the runs, loose bowels, the shats, arsefreed, bileflow


Heartburn
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Edits suggested by Bard Judith in yellow.


AFFLICTIONS of the CHOLER and CONSTITUTION

Ghun'tlor Disease, "Cursed Blood"
  Overview
  Symptoms and Effects
  Incidence, Causes
  Diagnosis
  Cure/Prevention
  History, Myth/Lore

Headache

Boils, carbuncles, skin abscesses, volcanoes, waxpits (a juvenile name equivalent to our 'zits'), greesebunts (an archaic spelling of 'grease bumps', we presume)

Diaper rash - clout rash, clout burn, tailburn, rump rash, babe's burn, swaddleburn


Rashes

Back and neck pain

Dandruff

Gnome-pattern Baldness
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« Reply #4 on: 29 May 2012, 03:32:21 »

Edits suggested by Bard Judith are in yellow.


AFFLICTIONS of the ANIMA

Urinary retention
  Overview
  Symptoms and Effects
  Incidence, Causes
  Diagnosis
  Cure/Prevention
  History, Myth/Lore

Uterine prolapse (requiring a pessary)

Urinary tract infection, 'Burnin' Urine', 'Bridesbane', 'Bridal Bladder',  (deliberately similar names  as above, which reflects local nomenclature) "Wedding Fortnight Infection"

Kidney stones, 'Crystalpiss',  'Steenpain', 'Bladderbane', 'Steens', 'Stones'

Pregnancy, alternatively termed carrying, with child, increasing, growing great, in the family way, a loaf in the oven, a babe under the apron, a bird in the apron
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AFFLICTIONS of the ICHOR

Efe'r 'ave'l Disease, "Thought Burn"
  Overview
  Symptoms and Effects
  Incidence, Causes
  Diagnosis
  Cure/Prevention
  history, Myth/Lore

Gibbering Madness, "Mist Madness"

The Sleep-Ill Disease, "Watchman's Weakness", "Drowsies"

E'plepsi, "Shakes", Falling Sickness

Stiff Person Syndrome (Parkinson's disease)

Meningitis
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As Yet Uncategorized

The Mage Grabber Disease, "Aterqua's"
  Overview
  Symptoms and Effects
  Incidence, Causes
  Diagnosis
  Cure/Prevention
  History, Myth/Lore
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« Reply #7 on: 29 May 2012, 04:24:47 »

Maybe it's early to ask for input, but here goes: I'd really appreciate any additional health conditions or diseases that anyone could contribute to the DoD. Also, if anyone has a free second, I'd appreciate Santh sounding names for Earth diseases like "epilepsy", "kidney stones", and so forth. Any other input would be welcome at this stage, as well!
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« Reply #8 on: 04 June 2012, 15:52:19 »

WARNING:  SOME CRUDE LANGUAGE or CRASS EXPRESSIONS MAY FOLLOW.   
Do not read on if easily offended.  Thankfully, doctors and chirogeons of this universe rarely are....


In order from the most casual/colloquial to the more formal/other tongues, then - some drawn from authentic Terran discourse, others just for Santharia:

Epilepsy - "Shakes", 'Falling Sickness', 'E'plepsi'

Kidney Stones - 'Crystalpiss',  'Steenpain', 'Bladderbane', 'Steens', 'Stones'

Urinary Tract Infection - 'Burnin' Urine', 'Bridesbane', 'Bridal Bladder',  (deliberately similar names  as above, which reflects local nomenclature) "Wedding Fortnight Infection"

Pregnancy (NOT a sickness, but alternative names,  and not in any order:)   carrying, with child, increasing, growing great, in the family way, a loaf in the oven, a babe under the apron, a bird in the apron...

Menstruation (ditto, also in no particular order!)  menses, monthlies, women's time,  the red tide, moon time,  Dame Scarlet, the ruddies

Constipation - the tights, the plugs, stopped up, congested bowels, seelie rump (a degeneration from 'sealed', meaning fast or secure), bilestopped

Diarrhea -   the runs, loose bowels, the shats,  arsefreed,  bileflow

Skin afflictions:  boils, carbuncles, volcanoes, waxpits (a juvenile name equivalent to our 'zits'), greesebunts (an archaic spelling of 'grease bumps', we presume)

Diaper rash - clout rash, clout burn, tailburn, rump rash, babe's burn, swaddleburn



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« Reply #9 on: 04 June 2012, 22:29:36 »

 worship These are terrific ideas, Masterbard!  I will get to work on these...soon, just gotta get a cup of ambition for the morning.  Whip
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