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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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These two steps have all but eliminated high-altitude sickness for me.
So builders of the Qinghai-Tibet railway suffered from high-altitude sickness such as headaches and nausea.
Geoscientists have fingered microbes as the culprits in the case of the missing oxygen within Biosphere 2, the sealed experimental ecosystem in southern Arizona, The concentration of oxygen in the enclosure's atmosphere dropped from 21 percent to 14 percent during the first 16 months of operation, causing residents inside to suffer symptoms of high-altitude sickness.

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