[p. 320]uterus is very dry, and
very hot, the semen is lost from the want of food; but women whose
uterus is in an intermediate state between these temperaments prove
And in like manner with respect to males; for either, owing to
the laxity of the body, the pneuma is dissipated outwardly, so as
not to propel the semen, or, owing to its density, the fluid (semen?)
does not pass outwardly; or, owing to coldness, it is not heated so
as to collect in its proper place (seminal vessels?), or, owing to
its heat, the very same thing happens.
It is a bad thing to give milk to persons having headache, and
it is also bad to give it in fevers, and to persons whose hypochondria
are swelled up, and troubled with borborygmi, and to thirsty persons;
it is bad also, when given to those who have bilious discharges in
acute fevers, and to those who have copious discharges of blood; but
it is suitable in phthisical cases, when not attended with very much
fever; it is also to be given in fevers of a chronic and weak nature,
when none of the aforementioned symptoms are present, and the patients
are excessively emaciated.
When swellings appear on wounds, such cases are not likely to
be attacked either with convulsions, or delirium, but when these disappear
suddenly, if situated behind, spasms and tetanus supervene, and if
before, mania, acute pains of the sides, or suppurations, or dysentery,
if the swellings be rather red.
When no swelling appears on severe and bad wounds, it is a great
In such cases, the soft are favorable; and crude, unfavorable.
When a person is pained in the back part of the head, he is benefited
by having the straight vein in the forehead opened.
Rigors commence in women, especially at the loins, and spread
by the back to the head; and in men also, rather in the posterior
than the anterior side of the body, as from the arms and thighs; the
skin there is rare, as is obvious from the growth of hair on them.
Persons attacked with quartans are not readily attacked with convulsions,
or if previously attacked with convulsions, they cease if a quartan