Old have fewer complaints than young; but those chronic diseases
which do befall them generally never leave them.
Catarrhs and coryza in very old people are not concocted.
Persons who have had frequent and severe attacks of swooning,
without any manifest cause, die suddenly.
It is impossible to remove a strong attack of apoplexy, and not
easy to remove a weak attack.
Of persons who have been suspended by the neck, and are in a state
of insensibility, but not quite dead, those do not recover who have
foam at the mouth.
Persons who are naturally very fat are apt to die earlier than
those who are slender.
Epilepsy in young persons is most frequently removed by changes
of air, of country, and of modes of life.
Of two pains occurring together, not in the same part of the body,
the stronger weakens the other.
Pains and fevers occur rather at the formation of pus than when
it is already formed.
In every movement of the body, whenever one begins to endure pain,
it will be relieved by rest.
Those who are accustomed to endure habitual labors, although they
be weak or old, bear them better than strong and young persons who
have not been so accustomed.
Those things which one has been accustomed to for a long time,
although worse than things which one is not accustomed to, usually
give less disturbance; but a change must sometimes be made to things
one is not accustomed to.
To evacuate, fill up, heat, cool, or otherwise, move the body
in any way much and suddenly, is dangerous; and whatever is excessive
is inimical to nature; but whatever is done by little and little is
safe, more especially when a transition is made from one thing to
When doing everything according to indications, although things
may not turn out agreeably to indication, we should not change to
another while the original appearances remain.
Those persons who have watery discharges from the bowels