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SICKNESS. By sickness is understood any affection of the body which deprives it temporarily of the power to fulfill its usual functions.
     2. Sickness is either such as affects the body generally, or only some parts of it. Of the former class, a fever is an example; of the latter, blindness. When a process has been issued against an individual for his arrest, the sheriff or other officer is authorized, after he has arrested him, if he be so dangerously sick, that to remove him would endanger his life or health, to let him remain where he found him, and to return the facts at large, or simply languidus. (q.v.)

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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(6.) Arcury TA, Quandt SA, Garcia DI, Preisser Junior JS, Norton D, Rao P Clinic-based, case-control comparison of green tobacco sickness among minority farmworkers: clues for prevention.
Those who are always holding wet tobacco leaves are also prone to Green Tobacco Sickness (GTS), which causes a person to be weak, suffer from headache, and have difficulty in breathing.
These poor kids are paid a pittance and can suffer from green tobacco sickness. Young children smoke there.
Given the overwhelming evidence as to the impact of green tobacco sickness, advocates could come together to challenge such employment practices as unconstitutional.