the paroxysm uncomfortably, but the succeeding night generally more
In fluxes of the bowels, a change of the dejections does good,
unless the change be of a bad character.
When the throat is diseased, or tubercles (phymata) form on the
body, attention must paid to the secretions; for if they be bilious,
the disease affects the general system; but if they resemble those
of a healthy person, it is safe to give nourishing food.
When in a state of hunger, one ought not to undertake labor.
When more food than is proper has been taken, it occasions disease;
this is shown by the treatment.
From food which proves nourishing to the body either immediately
or shortly, the dejections also are immediate.
In acute diseases it is not quite safe to prognosticate either
death or recovery.
Those who have watery discharges from their bowels when young
have dry when they are old; and those who have dry discharges when
they are young will have watery when they are old.
Drinking strong wine cures hunger.
Diseases which arise from repletion are cured by depletion; and
those that arise from depletion are cured by repletion; and in general,
diseases are cured by their contraries.
Acute disease come to a crisis in fourteen days.
The fourth day is indicative of the seventh; the eighth is the
commencement of the second week; and hence, the eleventh being the
fourth of the second week, is also indicative; and again, the seventeenth
is indicative, as being the fourth from the fourteenth, and the seventh
from the eleventh.
The summer quartans are, for the most part, of short duration;
but the autumnal are protracted, especially those occurring near the
approach of winter.
It is better that a fever succeed to a convulsion, than a convulsion
to a fever.