swelling; tongue at the beginning parched ;
deafness at once ; no sleep ; no great thirst ; urine
thick, red, with no sediment on standing ; stools not
scanty, and burnt.
Fifth day. Urine thin, with particles floating in
it, without sediment ; at night delirium.
Sixth day. Jaundice ; general exacerbation ; not
Seventh day. Discomfort ; urine thin, and as
before. The following days similar. About the
eleventh day there seemed to be general relief ;
coma began ; urine thicker, reddish, thin
bottom, without sediment ; by degrees grew more
|Galen says that the meaning of λεπτὰ is here "small,"
i. e. he thinks that there wore small particles at the bottom.
Such is not the meaning of the word in Hippocrates when
applied to urine.|
Fourteenth day. No fever ; no sweat ; sleep ;
reason quite recovered ; urine as before.
About the seventeenth day there was a relapse,
and the patient grew hot. On the following days
there was acute fever ; urine thin ; delirium.
Twentieth day. A fresh crisis ; no fever ; no sweat.
All the time the patient had no appetite ; was perfectly
collected but could not talk ; tongue dry ; no
thirst ; snatches of sleep ; coma. About the twenty-fourth
day he grew hot ; bowels loose with copious,
thin discharges. On the following days acute fever ;
Twenty-seventh day. Death.
In this case deafness persisted throughout ; urine
thick, red, without settling, or thin, colourless, with
substances floating in it. The patient had no power
to take food.