miasmatic disease

miasmatic disease

An obsolete, nonspecific term for any manifestation of malaria.
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Nosode--a nosode must be obtainable from the miasmatic disease.
Yet as the novel continues, and the Crew of Light begin their destruction of Dracula's London refuges, there is a return to the representation of vampirism as a miasmatic disease once again, even if by this time it is a response to miasma that recognizes the existence of the microbe within the offensive organic matter that characterizes Dracula's presence.
41) Anticontagionist arguments created a negative reputation for localities in the yellow fever zone, but simultaneously fostered a belief that permanent residence in such areas would result in immunity to miasmatic disease.
These statistics also helped to confirm class and race theories of disease, as physicians used them to identify Irish laborers as particularly susceptible to yellow fever, and Africans and African Americans as particularly immune to the epidemic miasmatic disease.
Yellow fever and other miasmatic diseases made physicians' jobs complex and, sometimes, futile.
Medical historian Todd Savitt has suggested that roughly 30-40% of the enslaved and free black population in nineteenth-century America had one or more of these genetic conditions, passed them on to their children, and acquired other immunities to miasmatic diseases during their lifetimes.