Although he used the term ague, true malaria cannot necessarily be inferred because ague included any number of short-lived illnesses with chills and fever.
Sydenham also advocated that specific remedies could be applied to each such disease, his favourite example being the prescription of Peruvian bark for intermittent fever or ague .
A list of patients admitted during the hospital's first years shows that reasons for admission included hysterick disorders, bloody flux, tertian ague , and melancholy.
‘We have just moved our camp out of the cypress swamp where the men were fast succumbing to the malaria ague and fevers at an astonishing rate,’ recorded Capt. Henry Ankey, 4th Iowa Infantry.
He was elected MP for Hull in 1659 but, despite being moderately active in Parliament, was ineffective in the country party, though he continued to watch his constituents' interests until death from inappropriate treatment for an ague .
There was plague, too, ague (probably a malarial infection), and various fevers.
It is good in all agues , for which it is given in decoction, or infusion, in water, ale, wine, or in the juice only; but its infusion in wine or ale (if disease will allow of malt liquors) is an easy, and as good a preparation as any.
I am now at Wilbye & am in great distresse through feare of beinge sick for I feele myselfe very aguish & feverish & know not what.
"I heard to my surprise the other day from Swan, whose son, it seems, was doing some work at Melcombe this spring (making a greenhouse, I think), that Mrs. Melcombe wintered at Mentone, partly on her boy's account, for he had a feverish or aguish illness at Venice, and she was advised not to bring him to England."
The seaboard of Capernaum in which Peter dwelt is said by travelers to be a peculiarly damp, marshy, aguish , feverish place.