Hippocrates Collected Works I


Hippocrates Collected Works I




Digital Hippocrates Collection Table of Contents



PREFACE

GENERAL INTRODUCTION
  1. Greek Medicine and Hippocrates
  2. The Hippocratic Collection
  3. Means of Dating Hippocratic Works
  4. Plato's References to Hippocrates
  5. THE COMMENTATORS AND OTHER ANCIENT AUTHORITIES.
  Galen
  6. LIFE OF HIPPOCRATES.
  7. THE ASCLEPIADAE.
  8. THE DOCTRINE OF HUMOURS.
  9. CHIEF DISEASES MENTIONED IN THE HIPPOCRATIC COLLECTION.
  10. POLU/S AND O)LI/GOS IN THE PLURAL.
  11. THE IONIC DIALECT OF THE HIPPOCRATIC COLLECTION.
  12. MANUSCRIPTS.

ANCIENT MEDICINE
  INTRODUCTION
  ANCIENT MEDICINE
  APPENDIX

AIRS WATERS PLACES
  INTRODUCTION
  MSS. AND EDITIONS.
  AIRS WATERS PLACES

EPIDEMICS I AND III
  INTRODUCTION
  EPIDEMICS I
  EPIDEMICS III: THE CHARACTERS
  EPIDEMICS III
  SIXTEEN CASES

THE OATH
  Introduction
  OATH

PRECEPTS
  INTRODUCTION
  PRECEPTS

NUTRIMENT
  INTRODUCTION
  NUTRIMENT


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EPIDEMICS I AND III

EPIDEMICS III

CASE II

   

swelling
But see note on p. 188.
; 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 rational.

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
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.
at the bottom, without sediment ; by degrees grew more rational.

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 ; tongue parched.

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.


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