there came a copious discharge of solid stools, thin,
as it were unconcocted, painful. Urine painful and
irritating. Extremities grow a little warmer ;
fitful sleep ; coma ; speechlessness ; thin, transparent
λεπτός2 here to mean "thinner than usual, than
might have been expected," a meaning it has once or twice in
the Hippocratic Corpus. It might also mean "consisting of
small pieoes." See on Epidemics III, Case II (first
Ninth day. Same symptoms.
Tenth day. Took no drink ; coma ; fitful sleep.
Discharges from the bowels similar ; had a copious
discharge of thickish urine, which on standing left
a farinaceous, white deposit ; extremities again cold.
Eleventh day. Death.
From the beginning the breath in this case was
throughout rare and large. Continuous throbbing
of the hypochondrium ; age about twenty years.
Herophon had acute fever ; scanty stools with
tenesmus at the beginning, afterwards becoming
thin, bilious and fairly frequent. No sleep ; urine
black and thin.
Fifth day. Deafness early in the day ; general
exacerbation ; spleen swollen ; tension of the hypochondrium ;
scanty black stools ; delirium.
Sixth day. Wandering talk ; at night sweat and
chill ; the wandering persisted.
Seventh Day. Chill all over ; thirst ; out of his
mind. During the night he was rational, and slept.
Eighth day. Fever ; spleen lessened ; quite
rational ; pain at first in the groin, on the side of
the spleen ; then the pains extended to both legs.
Night comfortable ; urine of a better colour, with a
Ninth day. Sweat, crisis, intermission.