In a week three other waterfront workers and a fisherman at Point Carib were down with something which, even Inchcape Jones acknowledged, was uncomfortably like the description of plague in "Manson’s Tropical Diseases": "a prodromal stage characterized by depression, anorexia, aching of the limbs," then the fever, the vertigo, the haggard features, the bloodshot and sunken eyes, the buboes in the groin.
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Prior to Karen Carpenter’s death, few had heard of anorexia.
I’m looking at an anorexic," I say.
Sherman Alexie -- The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian