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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.)

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Without quick diagnosis and treatment, sleeping sickness is usually fatal, as the parasites invade the central nervous system.
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By focusing upon sleeping sickness (trypanosomiasis) and its specialists, Neill traces the dissemination of medical knowledge across national and imperial borders during a time of increasing tension and warfare in Europe (1890-1930).
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Hence, sleeping sickness became sleeping sickness of the soul.