[p. 316]disease is
turned upon the lungs, die in seven days; or if they pass these they
become affected with empyema.
In persons affected with phthisis, if the sputa which they cough
up have a heavy smell when poured upon coals, and if the hairs of
the head fall off, the case will prove fatal.
Phthisical persons, the hairs of whose head fall off, die if diarrhoea
In persons who cough up frothy blood, the discharge of it comes
from the lungs.
Diarrhoea attacking a person affected with phthisis is a mortal
Persons who become affected with empyema after pleurisy, if they
get clear of it in forty days from the breaking of it, escape the
disease; but if not, it passes into phthisis.
Heat produces the following bad effects on those who use it frequently:
enervation of the fleshy parts, impotence of the nerves, torpor of
the understanding, hemorrhages, deliquia, and, along with these, death.
Cold induces convulsions, tetanus, mortification, and febrile
Cold is inimical to the bones, the teeth, the nerves, the brain,
and the spinal marrow, but heat is beneficial.
Such parts as have been congealed should be heated, except where
there either is a hemorrhage, or one is expected.
Cold pinches ulcers, hardens the skin, occasions pain which does
not end in suppuration, blackens, produces febrile rigors, convulsions,
In the case of a muscular youth having tetanus without a wound,
during the midst of summer, it sometimes happens that the allusion
of a large quantity of cold water recalls the heat. Heat relieves
Heat is suppurative, but not in all kinds of sores, but when it
is, it furnishes the greatest test of their being free from danger.
It softens the skin, makes it thin, removes pain, soothes rigor, convulsions,
and tetanus. It removes affections of the head, and heaviness of it.
It is particularly efficacious in fractures of the bones, especially
of those which have been exposed, and most