In cases of concussion of the brain produced by any cause, the
patients necessarily lose their speech.
In a person affected with fever, when there is no swelling in
the fauces, should suffocation suddenly come on, and the patient not
be able to swallow, except with difficulty, it is a mortal symptom.
In the case of a person oppressed by fever, if the neck be turned
aside, and the patient cannot swallow, while there is no swelling
in the neck, it is a mortal sign.
Fasting should be prescribed the those persons who have humid
flesh; for fasting dries bodies.
When there are changes in the whole body, and the body becomes
sometimes cold and sometimes hot, and the color changes, a protracted
disease is indicated.
A copious sweat, hot or cold, constantly flowing, indicates a
superabundance of humidity; we must evacuate then, in a strong person
upward, and in a weak, downward.
Fevers, not of the intermittent type, if they become exacerbated
every third day are dangerous; but if they intermit in any form whatever,
this shows that they are not dangerous.
In cases of protracted fever, either chronic abscesses or pains
in the joints come on.
When chronic abscesses (phymata) or pains in the joints take place
after fevers, the patients are using too much food.
If one give to a person in fever the same food which is given
to a person in good health, what is strength to the one is disease
to the other.
We must look to the urinary evacuations, whether they resemble
those of persons in health; if not at all so, they are particularly
morbid, but if they are like those of healthy persons, they are not
at all morbid.
When the dejections are allowed to stand and not shaken, and a
sediment is formed like scrapings (of the bowels), in such a case
it is proper to purge the bowels; and if you give ptisans before purging,
the more you give the more harm you will do.
Crude dejections are the product of black bile; if abundant, of
more copious, and if deficient, of less copious collections of it.
The sputa in fevers, not of an intermittent type, which