The only mode of combating the malady seems to be to uproot the plants and burn them.
But at times in history, left-handedness was thought to be a malady in need of curing (and in some parts of the world still is).
The same year symptoms of a fatal malady appeared, and death followed on the 8th of February 1874.
In September of the same year his physical malady reached a crisis, from which he emerged a helpless wreck, with faculties paralysed rather than destroyed - "He never talked nonsense or said a foolish thing."
Of the progress of the malady, and the circumstances attending the death of Mirabeau, Cabanis drew up a detailed narrative, intended as a justification of his treatment of the case.