Persons who are benefited by venesection or purging, should be
bled or purged in spring.
In enlargement of the spleen, it is a good symptom when dysentery
In gouty affections, the inflammation subsides in the course of
When the brain is severely wounded, fever and vomiting of bile
When persons in good health are suddenly seized with pains in
the head, and straightway are laid down speechless, and breathe with
stertor, they die in seven days, unless fever come on.
We must attend to the appearances of the eyes in sleep, as presented
from below; for if a portion of the white be seen between the closed
eyelids, and if this be not connected with diarrhaea or severe purging,
it is a very bad and mortal symptom.
Delirium attended with laughter is less dangerous than delirium
attended with a serious mood.
In acute diseases, complicated with fever, a moaning respiration
For the most part, gouty affections rankle in spring and in autumn.
In melancholic affections, determinations of the humor which occasions
them produce the following diseases; either apoplexy of the whole
body, or convulsion, or madness, or blindness.
Persons are most subject to apoplexy between the ages of forty
If the omentum protrude, it necessarily mortifies and drops off.
In chronic diseases of the hip-joint, if the bone protrude and
return again into its socket, there is mucosity in the place.
In persons affected with chronic disease of the hip-joint, if
the bone protrude from its socket, the limb becomes wasted and maimed,
unless the part be cauterized.
In acute diseases, coldness of the extremities is bad.
Livid flesh on a diseased bone is bad.