That the climate itself is a preventative of consumption is evidenced in the fact that phthisis does not originate here.
Was this, then, some special case of phthisis complicated by neurosis?
His face lengthens, grows pale and bearded, with sunken eyes, the blotches of phthisis and hectic cheekbones of John F. Taylor.
His mother died in his ninth year, after a second marriage, a victim to phthisis.
This form of phthisis may follow either croupous or catarrhal pneumonia.
They seem to have been quite expert in their knowledge of phthisis.
On his mother's side, phthisis, insanity, and eccentricity are traceable.
It was no new thing to say, or to guess, that phthisis was or might be infective.
His lungs were so much injured by this accident that phthisis declared itself, and carried off the soldier in a few months.
They are found most commonly in phthisis: rarely in other diseases.
1520s, from Late Latin phthisis "consumption," from Greek phthisis "wasting, consumption; perishing, decay; waxing," from phthiein "to decay, waste away," from PIE root *dhgwhei- "to perish, die away" (cf. Sanskrit ksitih "destruction," ksinati "perishes").
phthisis phthi·sis (thī'sĭs, tī'-) or phthis·ic (tĭz'ĭk, thĭz'-)
A disease characterized by the wasting away or atrophy of the body or a part of the body.
Tuberculosis of the lungs. No longer in technical use.