When black bile is evacuated in the beginning of any disease whatever,
either upward or downward, it is a mortal symptom.
In persons attenuated from any disease, whether acute or chronic,
or from wounds, or any other cause, if there be a discharge either
of black bile, or resembling black blood, they die on the following
Dysentery, if it commence with black bile, is mortal.
Blood discharged upward, whatever be its character, is a bad symptom,
but downward it is (more?) favorable, and so also black dejections.
If in a person ill of dysentery, substances resembling flesh be
discharged from the bowels, it is a mortal symptom.
In whatever cases of fever there is a copious hemorrhage from
whatever channel, the bowels are in a loose state during convalescence.
In all cases whatever, bilious discharges cease if deafness supervenes,
and in all cases deafness ceases when bilious discharges supervene.
Rigors which occur on the sixth day have a difficult crisis.
Diseases attended with paroxysms, if at the same hour that the
fever leaves it return again next day, are of difficult crisis.
In febrile diseases attended with a sense of lassitude, deposits
form about the joints, and especially those of the jaws.
In convalescents from diseases, if any part be pained, there deposits
But if any part be in a painful state previous to the illness,
there the disease fixes.
If a person laboring under a fever, without any swelling in the
fauces, be seized with a sense of suffocation suddenly, it is a mortal
If in a person with fever, the become suddenly distorted, and
he cannot swallow unless with difficulty, although no swelling be
present, it is a mortal symptom.
Sweats, in febrile diseases, are favorable, if they set in on
the third, fifth, seventh, ninth, eleventh, fourteenth, seventeenth,
twenty-first, twenty-seventh, and thirty-fourth day, for these