from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Seasickness.
Naupathia or sea-sickness, is one of those conditions which grow in importance. As civilization advances and extends, more persons travel; and those who do, have by reason of higher nervous organization, a greater susceptibility to this affection, and the suffering that it causes.
This devastating feeling (making the sufferer indifferent to death itself!) is often accompanied by a clammy sweat, revulsion at the sight of food, headache and nausea - it is medically known as naupathia.
The two conditions most necessary to allay what the doctors call 'naupathia' are warmth and fresh air, and warmth is difficult to obtain in damp sheets.
'Naupathia' comes from a Greek term meaning 'ship suffering.'