I was saddened to hear of the death of Richard Sher, host/co-creator of one of my favorite radio shows, "Says You." I hope the show will go on; it brightened my weekends (and enriched my vocabulary--too often I find myself describing a situation as a cacafuego, a word learned from the show).
Here's a collection of words describing medical conditions, mostly archaic. What are the conditions?
3. St. Vitus' Dance
7. Membranous Croup
8. White Death (aka phthisis, aka consumption)
9. Tertiary Fever
11. St. Anthony's Fire
12. Picardy Sweats
Any other suggestions?