In Abdera Nicodemus after venery and drunkenness
was seized with fever. At the beginning he
had nausea and cardialgia ; thirst ; tongue parched ;
urine thin and black.
Second day. The fever increased ; shivering ;
nausea ; no sleep ; bilious, yellow vomits ; urine the
same ; a quiet night ; sleep.
Third day. All symptoms less severe ; relief.
But about sunset he was again somewhat uncomfortable ;
Fourth day. Rigor ; much fever ; pains every-where ;
urine thin, with floating substance in it ;
the night, on the other hand, was quiet.
Fifth day. All symptoms present, but relieved.
Sixth day. Same pains everywhere ; substance
floating in urine ; much delirium.
Seventh day. Relief.
Eighth day. All the other
symptoms less severe.
|What other symptoms ? It is clear
that some symptoms
are excepted, but there is no hint what these are. As V has
τὰ δ' ἄλλα, " but all the other symptoms were relieved," I
believe that after 0̓γδόῃ has fallen out a phrase containing the
symptoms which were not relieved.|
Tenth day and following days. The pains were
present, but all less severe. The exacerbations and
the pains in the case of this patient tended through-out
to occur on the even days.
Twentieth day. Urine white, having consistency ;
no sediment on standing. Copious sweating ;
seemed to lose his fever, but towards evening grew
hot again, with pains in the same parts ; shivering ;
thirst ; slight delirium.
Twenty-fourth day. Much white urine, with much
sediment. Hot sweating all over ; the fever passed
away in a crisis.