The Scillitan sufferers were twelve in all - seven men and five women.
The chief sufferers were the inhabitants of the coasts of Sicily, Naples and Spain.
When the sufferers were of humble rank not much notice was taken of them.
By reason of its dry and bracing climate, Aliwal North is also a favourite residence of sufferers from chest complaints.
In the north, however, the hot lowlands are malarial and unsuited to north European settlement, while the dry, elevated plateaus are celebrated for their healthiness, those of Catamarca having an excellent reputation as a sanatorium for sufferers from pulmonary and bronchial diseases.