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troublesome, and attended with dyspnoea. On the eighth, I opened a

vein at the elbow, and much blood, of a proper character, flowed;

the pains were abated, but the dry coughs continued. On the

eleventh, the fever diminished; slight sweats about the head;

coughs, with more liquid sputa; he was relieved. On the twentieth,

sweat, apyrexia; but after the crisis he was thirsty, and the

expectorations were not good. On the twenty-seventh the fever

relapsed; he coughed, and brought up much concocted sputa: sediment in

the urine copious and white; he became free of thirst, and the

respiration was good. On the thirty-fourth, sweated all over, apyrexia

general crisis.

Explanation of the characters. It is probable that the evacuation of

the sputa brought about the recovery on the thirty-fourth day.

CASE IX. In Abdera, Heropythus, while still on foot, had pain in the

head, and not long afterwards he took to bed; he lived near the High

Street. Was seized with acute fever of the ardent type; vomitings at

first of much bilious matter; thirst; great restlessness; urine

thin, black, substances sometimes floating high in it, and sometimes

not; passed the night in a painful state; paroxysms of the fever

diversified, and for the most part irregular. About the fourteenth

day, deafness; the fever increased; urine the same. On the twentieth

and following days, much delirium. On the thirtieth, copious

hemorrhage from the nose, and became more collected; deafness

continued, but less; the fever diminished; on the following days,

frequent hemorrhages, at short intervals. About the sixtieth, the

hemorrhages ceased, but violent pain of the hip-joint, and increase of

fever. Not long afterwards, pains of all the inferior rule, that

either the fever and deafness increased, or, pains of the inferior

parts were increased. About the eightieth day, all the complaints gave

way, without leaving any behind; for the urine was of a good color,

and had a copious sediment, while the delirium became less. About

the hundredth day, disorder of the bowels, with copious and bilious

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