Definition of Sleepy sickness

1. Noun. An encephalitis that was epidemic between 1915 and 1926; symptoms include paralysis of the extrinsic eye muscle and extreme muscular weakness.




Definition of Sleepy sickness

1. Noun. Encephalitis lethargica; acute inflammation of the brain which causes drowsiness and mental disease. ¹

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Literary usage of Sleepy sickness

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1. Practical Organotherapy: The Internal Secretions in General Practice by Henry Robert Harrower (1922)
"Answer: It seems to be generally believed that encepha- litis-lethargica, or as the British have come to call it, "sleepy sickness," is in ..."

2. Impressions of Western Africa: With Remarks on the Diseases of the Climate by Thomas Joseph Hutchinson (1858)
"The cases of lethargy or " sleepy sickness," which occur in this island, are the most frequent maladies amongst the inhabitants of Clarence, its capital:—a ..."

3. Essentials of Medicine: A Text-book of Medicine for Students Beginning a by Charles Phillips Emerson (1920)
"Among those caused by animals are malaria, "sleepy sickness," amoebic dysentery, lues, and a few tropical diseases. These are called "specific diseases," ..."

4. A System of Practical Medicine by William Pepper, Louis Starr (1885)
"That of 1712 was called the sleepy sickness, by reason of the prevalence of these symptoms. In grave cases painful muscle-cramps, ..."

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