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nor any other of the usual critical abscessions. The
manner of their dying varied with the individual ; it
was usually irregular, at the crises, but in some cases
after long loss of speech and in many with sweating.
These were the symptoms attending the fatal cases
of ardent fever, and the cases of phrenitis were
similar. These suffered from no thirst at all, and
no case showed the mad delirium that attacked
others, but they passed away overpowered by a dull
oppression of stupor.
VII. There were other fevers also, which I shall
describe in due course. Many had aphthae and
sores in the mouth. Fluxes about the genitals were
; sores, tumours external and internal ;
swellings which appear in the groin.
|Possibly "frequent," "common." So Littré. This is
one of the most doubtful cases of those difficult words in
a medical context, πολύς and ὀλίγος in the plural. See
General Introduction, p. lxi.|
of the eyes, chronic and painful. Growths
on the eyelids, external and internal, in many cases
destroying the sight, which are called "figs." There
were also often growths on other sores, particularly
in the genitals. Many carbuncles in the summer,
and other affections called "rot." Large pustules.
Many had large tetters.
|A curious phrase. I suspect
that τὰ hides a corruption
of the text.|
VIII. The bowel troubles in many cases turned
out many and harmful. In the first place many
were attacked by painful tenesmus, mostly children--all
in fact who were approaching puberty--and
most of these died. Many lienteries. Cases of
dysentery, but they too
were not very painful.
Stools bilious, greasy, thin and watery. In many
I. c. as Galen suggests in his
commentary, they were like
the lienteries in not causing much pain. Lientery is not