She was better off pulling a random diagnosis out of a hat.
She's learned to appreciate life and those around her, following a diagnosis of a terminal illness.
When plague is prevalent in a locality, the diagnosis is easy in fairly well-marked cases of the bubonic type, but less so in the other varieties. When it is not prevalent the diagnosis is never easy, and in pneumonic and septicaemic cases it is impossible without bacteriological assistance.
I need a diagnosis, and I need a treatment plan to combat this illness.
Plague was suspected, but Dr Muller, who attended the man and had studied the disease in India, would not admit the diagnosis on clinical grounds, nor was it bacteriologically established until the 19th of October.