| [p. 122]was straightway seized
with acute fever; a slight appearance of the menses; continued pains
of all these parts. On the sixth, was affected with coma, nausea,
and rigor; redness about the cheeks; slight delirium. On the seventh,
had a sweat; the fever intermitted, the pains remained. A relapse;
little sleep; urine throughout of a good color, but thin; the alvine
evacuations were thin, bilious, acrid, very scanty, black, and fetid;
a white, smooth sediment in the urine; had a sweat, and experienced
a perfect crisis on the eleventh day.
Pythion, who lived by the Temple of the Earth, on the first
day, trembling commencing from his hands; acute fever, delirium. On
the second, all the symptoms were exacerbated. On the third, the same.
On the fourth alvine discharges scanty, unmixed, and bilious. On the
fifth, all the symptoms were exacerbated, the tremors remained; little
sleep, the bowels constipated. On the sixth sputa mixed, reddish.
On the seventh, mouth drawn aside. On the eighth, all the symptoms
were exacerbated; the tremblings were again constant; urine, from
the beginning to the eighth day, thin, and devoid of color; substances
floating in it, cloudy. On the tenth he sweated; sputa somewhat digested,
had a crisis; urine thinnish about the crisis; but after the crisis,
on the fortieth day, an abscess about the anus, which passed off by
Explanation of the characters. It is probably that the great discharge
of urine brought about the resolution of the disease, and the cure
of the patient on the fortieth day.
Hermocrates, who lived by the New Wall, was seized with fever.
He began to have pain in the head and loins; an empty distention of
the hypochondrium; the tongue at first was parched; deafness at the
commencement; there was no sleep; not very thirsty; urine thick and
red, when allowed to stand it did not subside; alvine discharge very
dry, and not scanty. On the fifth, urine thin, had substances floating