Thirst afflicted some, but not others ; of the fever
patients, as well as of the other cases, none were unseasonably
affected, but as far as drink was concerned
you could diet them as you pleased.
X. The urine that was passed was copious, not in
proportion to, but far exceeding, the drink administered.
Yet the urine too that was passed showed
a great malignancy. For it had neither the proper
consistency, nor coction, nor cleansing powers ; it
signified for most patients wasting, trouble,
and absence of crisis.
bowels," a common meaning of
ταραχὴ in the Corpus.
XI. Coma attended mostly the phrenitis and ardent
fevers, without excluding, however, all the other diseases
of the most severe sort that were accompanied
by fever. Most patients throughout either were
sunk in heavy coma or slept only in fitful snatches.
XII. Many other forms also of fever were epidemic
: -- tertians, quartans, night fevers, fevers
continuous, protracted, irregular, fevers attended with
nausea, fevers of no definite character. All these
cases suffered severely from trouble.
bowels in most cases were disordered, with shivering
fits. Sweats portended no crisis, and the
character of the urine was as I have described.
Most of these cases were protracted, for the abscessions
too which took place did not prove critical
as in other cases ; nay rather, in all cases all
symptoms marked obscurity of crisis,
of crisis, or protraction of the disease, but most
especially in the patients last described. A few
|For δύς1κριτον see
Foes' Oeconomia, sub voce. It means
that it was hard to see when a crisis took place, or that
the crisis was not a marked one.|