in the right side ; a dry cough, with no sputa on the
first days. Thirst ; sleeplessness ; urine of good
colour, copious and thin.
Sixth day. Delirium ; warm applications gave no
Seventh day. In pain, for the fever grew worse
and the pains were not relieved, while the coughing
was troublesome and there was difficulty in breathing.
Eighth day. I bled him in the arm. There was
an abundant, proper flow of blood ; the pains were
relieved, although the dry coughing persisted.
Eleventh day. The fever went down ; slight
sweating about the head ; the coughing and the
sputa more moist.
Seventeenth day. Began to expectorate small,
concocted sputa ; was relieved.
Twentieth day. Sweated and was free from fever ;
after a crisis was thirsty, and the cleansings from
the lungs were not favourable.
Twenty-seventh day. The fever returned ; coughing,
with copious, concocted sputa ; copious, white
sediment in urine ; thirst and difficulty in breathing
Thirty-fourth day. Sweated all over ; no fever ;
|I am conscious of a slight change in diction and
in this part of the Epidcmics. I mention four points :--
(1) The frequent use of πυρετὸς in the plural, which is
unusual when it simply means "feverishness" (Cases
VIII, IX, XII, XIII).
(2) καταβαίνω is used of evacuations (Cases VII,
οὔρα . . .
(3) Treatment is mentioned (Case VIII, θερμάς1ματα, and
ἀγκῶνα ἔταμον, where note the personal touch).
(4) ἱδρύνομαι used of recovery of reason, = κατανοῶ (Case
XV). The change is marked enough to lead one to
suppose that these histories were composed at a
different period in the writer's life.
In Abdera Heropythus had pain in the head
without taking to bed, but shortly afterwards was