Green sickness


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(Med.) chlorosis.

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References in classic literature ?
The green sickness of late youth descended on me and carried me off.
In 17th Century Spain, women ate small amounts of clay to try and maintain a porcelain complexion, even though it often caused 'the green sickness' - weakness, anaemia and a green tint to skin.
For example, although he notes that green sickness is now known as anemia, Flannery makes no mention of the early modern understanding of the disease, such as it being a disease of virgins (81).