The legislatures of several of the Western States have offered rewards for the discovery of the origin of the milk sickness.
The milk sickness is a disease of a singular character, which prevails in certain places.
Jim was for going out for burdock leaves at once, for me, but the horse doctor told him I didn't have no milk sickness.
In addition, the milk sickness was a sort of an epidemic disease in those parts.
It is responsible for most, if not all, of the cases of a disease which is commonly known as "milk sickness."
Hence, if milk sickness was of atmospheric or even epidemic origin, it would prevail in adjoining states.
milk sickness n.
An acute, now rare disease characterized by trembling, vomiting, and severe intestinal pain, caused by eating dairy products or meat from a cow that has fed on white snakeroot.