Did you forget that this great man, this hero, this demigod, is attacked with a malady of the skin which worries him to death, prurigo?
This malady admits but of one remedy; I will tell you what that is.
Since the first attack I experienced of this malady, I have continually reflected on it.
The doctor analyzed the symptoms of the malady to which the prisoner had succumbed, and declared that he was dead.
"It is the sort of malady which we call monomania," said the doctor.
These horrible chills, which make my teeth chatter and seem to dislocate my bones, begin to pervade my whole frame; in five minutes the malady will reach its height, and in a quarter of an hour there will be nothing left of me but a corpse.
…however, by no means precludes it from being decidedly mortal; and if it were not, would be sure to become so, thanks to the remedies applied by foolish doctors, who are generally bad chemists, and which will act in favor of or against the malady, as you please; and then there is a human being killed according to all the rules of art and skill, and of whom justice learns nothing, as was said by a terrible chemist of my acquaintance, the worthy Abbe Adelmonte of Taormina, in Sicily,…
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While in the meantime, cities crumble; education, security, medicine for every other malady known to man, charity, humanitarian aid—the whole world goes to pot so WICKED can do whatever they want to do.
James Dashner -- The Death Cure
I could normally "remove her from her service" for medical reasons, with his permission, of course, but to select her out regularly, and only her, before indications of an illness or malady was unusual indeed.