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manner, or the menses appeared abundantly, were saved thereby, and had

a crisis, so that I do not know a single female who had any of these

favorably that died. But the daughter of Philo, who had a copious

hemorrhage from the nose, and took supper unseasonably on the

seventh day, died. In those cases of acute, and more especially of

ardent fevers, in which there is an involuntary discharge of tears,

you may expect a nasal hemorrhage unless the other symptoms be of a

fatal type, for in those of a bad description, they do not indicate

a hemorrhage, but death.

12. Swellings about the ears, with pain in fevers, sometimes when

the fever went off critically, neither subsided nor were converted

into pus; in these cases a bilious diarrhoea, or dysentery, or thick

urine having a sediment, carried off the disease, as happened to

Hermippus of Clazomenae. The circumstances relating to crises, as

far as we can recognize them, were so far similar and so far

dissimilar. Thus two brothers became ill at the same hour (they were

brothers of Epigenes, and lodged near the theatre), of these the elder

had a crisis on the sixth day, and the younger on the seventh, and

both had a relapse at the same hour; it then left them for five

days, and from the return of the fever both had a crisis together on

the seventeenth day. Most had a crisis on the sixth day; it then

left them for six days, and from the relapse there was a crisis on the

fifth day. But those who had a crisis on the seventh day, had an

intermission for seven days; and the crisis took place on the third

day after the relapse. Those who had a crisis on the sixth day,

after an interval of six days were seized again on the third, and

having left them for one day, the fever attacked them again on the

next and came to a crisis, as happened to Evagon the son of

Daetharses. Those in whom the crisis happened on the sixth day, had an

intermission of seven days, and from the relapse there was a crisis on

the fourth, as happened to the daughter of Aglaidas. The greater

part of those who were taken ill under this constitution of things,

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