Alvine dejections which are black, like blood, taking place spontaneously,
either with or without fever, are very bad; and the more numerous
and unfavorable the colors, so much the worse; when with medicine
it is better, and a variety of colors in this case is not bad. [p. 311]
The Genuine Works of Hippocrates. Hippocrates. Charles Darwin Adams. New York. Dover. 1868.
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