In Thasus, the wife of Dealces, who was lodged upon the Plain,
from sorrow was seized with an acute fever, attended with chills.
From first to last she wrapped herself up in her bedclothes; still
silent, she fumbled, picked, bored, and gathered hairs (from them);
tears, and again laughter; no sleep; bowels irritable, but passed
nothing; when directed, drank a little; urine thin and scanty; to
the touch of the hand the fever was slight; coldness of the extremities.
On the ninth, talked much incoherently, and again became composed
and silent. On the fourteenth, breathing rare, large, at intervals;
and again hurried respiration. On the sixteenth, looseness of the
bowels from a stimulant clyster; afterwards she passed her drink,
nor could retain anything, for she was completely insensible; skin
parched and tense. On the twentieth, much talk, and again became composed;
loss of speech; respiration hurried. On the twenty-first she died.
Her respiration throughout was rare and large; she was totally insensible;
always wrapped up in her bedclothes; either much talk, or completely
silent throughout. Phrenitis.
In Meliboea, a young man having become heated by drinking
and much venery, was confined to bed; he was affected with rigors
and nausea; insomnolency and absence of thirst. On the first day much
faeces passed from the bowels along with a copious flux; and on the
following days he passed many watery stools of a green color; urine
thin, scanty, and deficient in color; respiration rare, large, at
long intervals; softish distention of the hypochondrium, of an oblong
form, on both sides; continued palpitation in the epigastric region
throughout; passed urine of an oily appearance. On the tenth, he had
calm delirium, for he was naturally of an orderly and quiet disposition;
skin parched and tense; dejections either copious and thin, or bilious
and fatty. On the fourteenth, all the symptoms were exacerbated; he
became delirious, and talked much incoherently. On the twentieth,
wild delirium, On the twentieth, wild delirium, jactitation, passed
no urine; small drinks were retained. On the twenty-fourth he died.