About the eleventh day she went out of her mind
and then was rational again ; urine black, thin, and
then, after an interval, oily ; copious, thin, disordered
Fourteenth day. Many convulsions ; extremities
cold ; no further recovery of reason ; urine
Sixteenth day. Speechless.
Seventeenth day. Death.
In Thasos the wife of Delearces, who lay sick on
the plain, was seized after a grief with an acute fever
with shivering. From the beginning she would
wrap herself up, and throughout, without speaking
a word, she would fumble, pluck, scratch, pick hairs,
weep and then laugh, but she did not sleep ; though
stimulated, the bowels passed nothing. She drank
a little when the attendants suggested it. Urine
thin and scanty ; fever slight to the touch ; coldness
of the extremities.
Ninth day. Much wandering followed by return
of reason ; silent.
Fourteenth day. Respiration rare and large with
becoming afterwards short.
|I take this, in apite of Galen, to mean " with extra
intervals between each breath." The phrase is rather care-less
but scarcely tautological. " At intervals" or " after a
long interval" are possible meanings, but inconsistent with
διὰ τέλεος later on.|
Seventeenth day. Bowels under a stimulus passed
disordered matters, then her very drink passed
unchanged ; nothing coagulated. The patient
noticed nothing ; the skin tense and dry.
Twentieth day. Much rambling followed by recovery
of reason ; speechless ; respiration short.
Twenty-first day. Death.
The respiration of this patient throughout was