Many maladies of plants are traceable to the chemical composition of soilse.g.
In the autumn of 1848 the shah was seized with the malady, or combination of maladies, which caused his death.
It was found by Pasteur that by heating wine out of contact with air to about 66° C. the various germs causing wine maladies could be checked in their action or destroyed.
Hence also sick persons are frequently conveyed long distances to a sacred river to heal them of their maladies; and for a dying man to breathe his last at the side of the Ganges is devoutly believed to be the surest way of securing for him salvation and eternal bliss.
Koreans suffer from malaria, but Europeans and their children are fairly free from climatic maladies, and enjoy robust health.