and enjoy best health; in summer and during a certain portion of autumn,
old people; during the remainder of the autumn and in winter, those
of the intermediate ages.
All diseases occur at all seasons of the year, but certain of
them are more apt to occur and be exacerbated at certain seasons.
The diseases of spring are, maniacal, melancholic, and epileptic
disorders, bloody flux, quinsy, coryza, hoarseness, cough, leprosy,
lichen alphos, exanthemata mostly ending in ulcerations, tubercles,
and arthritic diseases.
Of summer, certain of these, and continued, ardent, and tertian
fevers, most especially vomiting, diarrhoea, ophthalmy, pains of the
ears, ulcerations of the mouth, mortifications of the privy parts,
and the sudamina.
Of autumn, most of the summer, quartan, and irregular fevers,
enlarged spleen, dropsy, phthisis, strangury, lientery, dysentery,
sciatica, quinsy, asthma, ileus, epilepsy, maniacal and melancholic
Of winter, pleurisy, pneumonia, coryza, hoarseness, cough, pains
of the chest, pains of the ribs and loins, headache, vertigo, and
In the different ages the following complaints occur: to little
and new-born children, aphthae, vomiting, coughs, sleeplessness, frights
inflammation of the navel, watery discharges from the ears.
At the approach of dentition, pruritus of the gums, fevers, convulsions,
diarrhoea, especially when cutting the canine teeth, and in those
who are particularly fat, and have constipated bowels.
To persons somewhat older, affections of the tonsils, incurvation
of the spine at the vertebra next the occiput, asthma, calculus, round
worms, ascarides, acrochordon, satyriasmus, struma, and other tubercles
(phymata), but especially the aforesaid.
To persons of a more advanced age, and now on the verge of manhood,
the most of these diseases, and, moreover, more chronic fevers, and