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Term: measles
References: HMS Surprise, page 32
The Reverse of the Medal, page 31
The Nutmeg of Consolation, page 212
The Commodore, page 48
Meaning: Rubeola; a specific infectious disease characterised by an eruption of rose-coloured papulae arranged in irregular circles and crescents.

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Maturin's Medicine — This article is based on information from Maturin's Medicine, compiled and edited by Kerry Webb, with the help of a number of contributors.

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