irregularly, sometimes increasing and sometimes
not doing so.
Sixtieth day. The coughing ceased without any
critical sign ; there was no coction of the sputa, nor
any of the usual abscessions ; jaw on the right side
convulsed ; comatose ; wandering, but reason quickly
recovered ; desperately averse to food ; jaw relaxed ;
passed small, bilious stools ; fever grew more acute,
with shivering. On the succeeding days she lost
power of speech, but would afterwards converse.
Eightieth day. Death.
The urine of this patient was throughout black,
thin and watery. Coma was present, aversion to
food, despondency, sleeplessness, irritability, restlessness,
the mind being affected by melancholy.
|For "melancholy" see General
Introduction, p. lviii.|
In Thasos Pythion, who lay sick above the shrine
of Heracles, after labour, fatigue and careless living,
was seized by violent rigor and acute fever. Tongue
dry ; thirst ; bilious ; no sleep ; urine rather black,
with a substance suspended in it, which formed no
Second day. About mid-day chill in the extremities,
especially in the hands and head ; could not speak
or utter a sound ; respiration short for a long time ;
recovered warmth ; thirst ; a quiet night ; slight
sweats about the head.
Third day. A quiet day, but later, about sunset,
grew rather chilly ; nausea ; distress ;
without sleep ; small, solid stools were passed.
|Probably bowel trouble.
See p. 250|
Fourth day. Early morning peaceful, but about
mid-day all symptoms were exacerbated ; chill ;