He cites a case illustrative of the extent and uniformity of diathesis in a very numerous family.
Clancy was an American with an Irish diathesis and cosmopolitan proclivities.
With these holiday and lady terms, are we not trying to describe what our ancestors knew as diathesis?
The nutritive system becomes implicated, and patients are especially prone to develop any diathesis to which they may be liable.
Milk can convey no disease or diathesis except on account of its deficiency in nutritive properties.
Bacteriology, which first took away the idea of diathesis, is now giving it back.
The same conditions also appear in the diathesis of the “bleeders.”
One most striking expression of nutritive degeneracy is hæmophilia or the diathesis of the “bleeders.”
The ancients called it the strumous, and the more recent writers the scrofulous or tuberculous, diathesis.
The diathesis is there—the general disposition towards noble and high things.
diathesis di·ath·e·sis (dī-āth'ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. di·ath·e·ses (-sēz')
A hereditary predisposition of the body to a disease, a group of diseases, an allergy, or another disorder.