n.1.(Med.) Pneumonia.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Hippocrates indoctrinated his students about "Peripneumonia" which for the ancient healers had a connotation of an acute illness either with pain in the side or with severe dyspnoea.
Hippocrates described coughs that started toward the winter solstice and were accompanied by many symptoms: sore throat, leg paralysis, peripneumonia, problems with night vision, voice problems, difficulty swallowing, difficulty breathing, and aches.
Stockraising used to be limited regularly by the death of many animals due to infectious diseases, especially rinderpest, contagious peripneumonia, anthrax, brucellosis, epizootic abortion (vibriosis), and foot-and-mouth disease.