In cases of chronic lientery, acid eructations supervening when
there were none previously, is a good symptom.
Persons whose noses are naturally watery, and their seed watery,
have rather a deranged state of health; but those in the opposite
state, a more favorable.
In protracted cases of dysentery, loathing of food is a bad symptom,
and still worse, if along with fever.
Ulcers, attended with a falling off of the hair, are mali moris.
It deserves to be considered whether the pains in the sides, and
in the breasts, and in the other parts, differ much from one another.
Diseases about the kidneys and bladder are cured with difficulty
in old men.
Pains occurring about the stomach, the more superficial they are,
the more slight are they; and the less superficial, the more severe.
In dropsical persons, ulcers forming on the body are not easily
Broad exanthemata are not very itchy.
In a person having a painful spot in the head, with intense cephalalgia,
pus or water running from the nose, or by the mouth, or at the ears,
removes the disease.
Hemorrhoids appearing in melancholic and nephritic affections
When a person has been cured of chronic hemorrhoids, unless one
be left, there is danger of dropsy or phthisis supervening.
Sneezing coming on, in the case of a person afflicted with hiccup,
removes the hiccup. [p. 322]
In a case of dropsy, when the water runs by the veins into the
belly, it removes the disease.
In confirmed diarrhoea, vomiting, when it comes on spontaneously,
removes the diarrhoea.
A diarrhoea supervening in a confirmed case of pleurisy or pneumonia
It is a good thing in ophthalmy for the patient to be seized with
A severe wound of the bladder, of the brain, of the heart, of
the diaphragm, of the small intestines, of the stomach, and of the
liver, is deadly.
When a bone, cartilage, nerve, the slender part of the jaw, or
prepuce, are cut out, the part is neither restored, nor does it unite.
If blood be poured out preternaturally into a cavity, it must
necessarily become corrupted.
In maniacal affections, if varices or hemorrhoids come on, they
remove the mania.
Those ruptures in the back which spread down to the elbows are
removed by venesection.
If a fright or despondency lasts for a long time, it is a melancholic
If any of the intestines be transfixed, it does not unite.
It is not a good sign for an erysipelas spreading outwardly to
be determined inward; but for it to be determined outward from within
In whatever cases of ardent fever tremors occur, they are carried
off by a delirium.
Those cases of empyema or dropsy which are treated by incision
or the cautery, if the water or pus flow rapidly all at once, certainly
Eunuchs do not take the gout, nor become bald.
A woman does not take the gout, unless her menses be stopped.
A young man does not take the gout until he indulges in coition.
Pains of the eyes are removed by drinking pure wine, or the bath,
or a fomentation, or venesection, or purging.
Persons whose speech has become impaired are likely to be seized
with chronic diarrhoea.
Persons having acid eructations are not very apt to be seized
Persons who have become bald are not subject to large varices;
but should varices supervene upon persons who are bald, their hair
again grows thick.
Hiccup supervening in dropsical cases is bad.
Venesection cures dysuria; open the internal veins of the arm.
It is a good symptom when swelling on the outside of the neck
seizes a person very ill of quinsy, for the disease is turned outwardly.
It is better not to apply any treatment in cases of occult cancer;
for, if treated, the patients die quickly; but if not treated, they
hold out for a long time.
Convulsions take place either from repletion or depletion; and
so it is with hiccup.
When pains, without inflammation, occur about the hypochondria,
in such cases, fever supervening removes the pain.
When pus formed anywhere in the body does not point, this is owing
to the thickness of the part.
In cases of jaundice, it is a bad symptom when the liver becomes
When persons having large spleens are seized with dysentery, and
if the dysentery pass into a chronic state, either dropsy or lientery
supervenes, and they die.
When ileus comes on in a case of strangury, they prove fatal in
seven days, unless, fever supervening, there be a copious discharge
When ulcers continue open for a year or upward, there must necessarily
be exfoliation of bone, and the cicatrices are hollow.
Such persons as become hump-backed from asthma or cough before
puberty, die. [p. 324]
Persons who are benefited by venesection or purging, should be
bled or purged in spring.
In enlargement of the spleen, it is a good symptom when dysentery
In gouty affections, the inflammation subsides in the course of
When the brain is severely wounded, fever and vomiting of bile
When persons in good health are suddenly seized with pains in
the head, and straightway are laid down speechless, and breathe with
stertor, they die in seven days, unless fever come on.
We must attend to the appearances of the eyes in sleep, as presented
from below; for if a portion of the white be seen between the closed
eyelids, and if this be not connected with diarrhaea or severe purging,
it is a very bad and mortal symptom.
Delirium attended with laughter is less dangerous than delirium
attended with a serious mood.
In acute diseases, complicated with fever, a moaning respiration
For the most part, gouty affections rankle in spring and in autumn.
In melancholic affections, determinations of the humor which occasions
them produce the following diseases; either apoplexy of the whole
body, or convulsion, or madness, or blindness.
Persons are most subject to apoplexy between the ages of forty
If the omentum protrude, it necessarily mortifies and drops off.
In chronic diseases of the hip-joint, if the bone protrude and
return again into its socket, there is mucosity in the place.
In persons affected with chronic disease of the hip-joint, if
the bone protrude from its socket, the limb becomes wasted and maimed,
unless the part be cauterized.