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This is the reason, physicians and others have recognized and appreciated malaria with association with marshes since antiquity--'malaria', 'agues of the marshes' and 'marsh fever'.
The fact that he had contracted dysentery and marsh fever soon became evident however.
It is mentioned in the Ebers Papyrus of ancient Egypt as a cure for marsh fevers and was much praised by the medieval physicians as a treatment for liver complaints, biliousness and general debility.