rubeola noun [Latin rubolu redness]
measles noun [German mazer or maszern spots]Entering the 20th century, much of what was known about measles as a febrile, communicable, exanthematous disease of unknown cause could be credited to 2 historically eminent physicians whose observations were separated by 7 centuries: Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Zakariya (c.850-923), otherwise known as Rhazes (a name derived from that of his native Persian city of Rayy) and Thomas Sydenham (1624-1689), renowned as the “Father of English medicine” and “the English Hippocrates.”
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