whether they be such as they should be, and how they are borne. And
when proper to carry the evacuation to deliquium animi, this also
should be done, provided the patient can support it.
Use purgative medicines sparingly in acute diseases, and at the
commencement, and not without proper circumspection.
If the matters which are purged be such as should be purged, the
evacuation is beneficial, and easily borne; but, not withstanding,
if otherwise, with difficulty.
In whatever disease sleep is laborious, it is a deadly symptom;
but if sleep does good, it is not deadly.
When sleep puts an end to delirium, it is a good symptom.
Both sleep and insomnolency, when immoderate, are bad.
Neither repletion, nor fasting, nor anything else, is good when
more than natural.
Spontaneous lassitude indicates disease.
Persons who have a painful affection in any part of the body, and
are in a great measure sensible of the pain, are disordered in intellect.
Those bodies which have been slowly emaciated should be slowly
recruited; and those which have been quickly emaciated should be quickly
When a person after a disease takes food, but does not improve
in strength, it indicates that the body uses more food than is proper;
but if this happen when he does not take food, it is to be understood
evacuation is required.
When one wishes to purge, he should put the body into a fluent
Bodies not properly cleansed, the more you nourish the more you
It is easier to fill up with drink than with food.
What remains in diseases after the crisis is apt to produce relapses.
Persons in whom a crisis takes place pass the night preced-