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Obsolete Medical Terms

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

Ever had a “furuncle”? Perhaps felt a touch of “asthenia”? Or maybe “scrofula”? Like “cholera,” these terms were once commonly used by our ancestors, but are rarely heard today. To find out what they mean, visit this list of archaic medical terms, or this one, or this Glossary of Ancient Diseases.