from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An abbreviation of hypochondria.
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In him, it showed up by making him a hypochon driac, and I don't think he would ever have gone into medicine at all had it not been for an - urgent concern about his own health which set in while he was still in college.
176: 21 Should all cases of organic disease be treated by a regular practitioner, and the Christian Scientist try truth only in cases of hysteria, hypochon -
"Well, no, my dear boy," said the Major, stretching the string of his eyeglass as he picked it up, and then giving the latter a polish with his handkerchief before proceeding to stick it into its place; "I don't think you are shamming, but that you are in a weak state, and consequently have become hypochon -- what you may call it.