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  • "'Have you not heard of orchitis? Of the swelling of the cods that may follow mumps?'

    "'Not I,' said Graham, his smile fading.

    "'Nor had my messmates,' said Stephen, 'though the Dear knows it is one of the not unusual sequelae of cynanche parotidaea, and one of real consequence to men....'"

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Ionian Mission, 228

    February 14, 2008