constipated with hot,
undigested stools. Urine
throughout bad ; mostly comatose ; painful sleeplessness
|Lit. "seething" or "boiling." The reference
not so much to heat as to the steaming, frothy nature of the
continued aversion to food.
|The meaning apparently is that the patient was generally
in a state of coma ; if not comatose, he was in pain and could
In Thasos the woman who lay sick by the Cold
Water, on the third day after giving birth to a
daughter without lochial discharge, was seized with
acute fever accompanied by shivering. For a long
time before her delivery she had suffered from fever,
being confined to bed and averse to food. After the
rigor that took place, the fevers were continuous,
acute, and attended with shivering.
Eighth and following days. Much delirium, quickly
followed by recovery of reason ; bowels disturbed
with copious, thin, watery and bilious stools ; no
Eleventh day. Was rational, but comatose. Urine
copious, thin and black ; no sleep.
Twentieth day. Slight chills,
but heat quickly
recovered ; slight wandering ; no sleep ; bowels the
same ; urine watery and copious.
|This sentence shows that
περί in περιψύχω means not
"very," but "all over." The phrase may mean "slight
Twenty-seventh day. No fever ; bowels constipated ;
not long afterwards severe pain in the right hip for
a long time. Fevers again attended ; urine watery.
Fortieth day. Pain in the hip relieved ; continuous
coughing, with watery, copious sputa ; bowels constipated ;
aversion to food ; urine the same. The
fevers, without entirely intermitting, were exacerbated