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Part 1

In cases of chronic lientery, acid eructations supervening when there were none previously, is a good symptom.

Part 2

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.

Part 3

In protracted cases of dysentery, loathing of food is a bad symptom, and still worse, if along with fever.

Part 4

Ulcers, attended with a falling off of the hair, are mali moris.

Part 5

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.

Part 6

Diseases about the kidneys and bladder are cured with difficulty in old men.

Part 7

Pains occurring about the stomach, the more superficial they are, the more slight are they; and the less superficial, the more severe.

Part 8

In dropsical persons, ulcers forming on the body are not easily healed.

Part 9

Broad exanthemata are not very itchy.

Part 10

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.

Part 11

Hemorrhoids appearing in melancholic and nephritic affections are favorable.

Part 12

When a person has been cured of chronic hemorrhoids, unless one be left, there is danger of dropsy or phthisis supervening.

Part 13

Sneezing coming on, in the case of a person afflicted with hiccup, removes the hiccup. [p. 322]

Part 14

In a case of dropsy, when the water runs by the veins into the belly, it removes the disease.

Part 15

In confirmed diarrhoea, vomiting, when it comes on spontaneously, removes the diarrhoea.

Part 16

A diarrhoea supervening in a confirmed case of pleurisy or pneumonia is bad.

Part 17

It is a good thing in ophthalmy for the patient to be seized with diarrhoea.

Part 18

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.

Part 19

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.

Part 20

If blood be poured out preternaturally into a cavity, it must necessarily become corrupted.

Part 21

In maniacal affections, if varices or hemorrhoids come on, they remove the mania.

Part 22

Those ruptures in the back which spread down to the elbows are removed by venesection.

Part 23

If a fright or despondency lasts for a long time, it is a melancholic affection.

Part 24

If any of the intestines be transfixed, it does not unite.

Part 25

It is not a good sign for an erysipelas spreading outwardly to be determined inward; but for it to be determined outward from within is good.


In whatever cases of ardent fever tremors occur, they are carried off by a delirium.

Part 27

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 prove fatal.

Part 28

Eunuchs do not take the gout, nor become bald.

Part 29

A woman does not take the gout, unless her menses be stopped.

Part 30

A young man does not take the gout until he indulges in coition. [p. 323]

Part 31

Pains of the eyes are removed by drinking pure wine, or the bath, or a fomentation, or venesection, or purging.

Part 32

Persons whose speech has become impaired are likely to be seized with chronic diarrhoea.

Part 33

Persons having acid eructations are not very apt to be seized with pleurisy.

Part 34

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.

Part 35

Hiccup supervening in dropsical cases is bad.

Part 36

Venesection cures dysuria; open the internal veins of the arm.

Part 37

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.

Part 38

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.

Part 39

Convulsions take place either from repletion or depletion; and so it is with hiccup.

Part 40

When pains, without inflammation, occur about the hypochondria, in such cases, fever supervening removes the pain.

Part 41

When pus formed anywhere in the body does not point, this is owing to the thickness of the part.

Part 42

In cases of jaundice, it is a bad symptom when the liver becomes indurated.

Part 43

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.

Part 44

When ileus comes on in a case of strangury, they prove fatal in seven days, unless, fever supervening, there be a copious discharge of urine.

Part 45

When ulcers continue open for a year or upward, there must necessarily be exfoliation of bone, and the cicatrices are hollow.

Part 46

Such persons as become hump-backed from asthma or cough before puberty, die. [p. 324]

Part 47

Persons who are benefited by venesection or purging, should be bled or purged in spring.

Part 48

In enlargement of the spleen, it is a good symptom when dysentery comes on.

Part 49

In gouty affections, the inflammation subsides in the course of forty days.

Part 50

When the brain is severely wounded, fever and vomiting of bile necessarily supervene.

Part 51

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.

Part 52

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.

Part 53

Delirium attended with laughter is less dangerous than delirium attended with a serious mood.

Part 54

In acute diseases, complicated with fever, a moaning respiration is bad.

Part 55

For the most part, gouty affections rankle in spring and in autumn.

Part 56

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.

Part 57

Persons are most subject to apoplexy between the ages of forty and sixty.

Part 58

If the omentum protrude, it necessarily mortifies and drops off.

Part 59

In chronic diseases of the hip-joint, if the bone protrude and return again into its socket, there is mucosity in the place.

Part 60

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.

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