V. The whole year having been wet, cold and
northerly, in the winter the public health in most
respects was good, but in early spring many, in fact
most, suffered illnesses. Now there began at first
inflammations of the eyes, marked by rheum,
pain, and unconcocted discharges. Small gummy
sores, in many cases causing distress when they
broke out ; the great majority relapsed, and ceased
late on the approach of autumn. In summer and
autumn dysenteric diseases, tenesmus and lientery ;
bilious diarrhœa, with copious, thin, crude, smarting
stools ; in some cases it was also watery.
In many cases there were also painful, bilious defluxions,
watery, full of thin particles, purulent
and causing strangury. No kidney trouble, but
their various symptoms succeeded in various orders.
Vomitings of phlegm, bile, and undigested food.
Sweats ; in all cases much moisture over all the
body. These complaints in many cases were unattended
with fever, and the sufferers were not confined
to bed ; but in many others there was fever,
as I am going to describe. Those who showed all
the symptoms mentioned above were consumptives
who suffered pain. When autumn came, and during
winter, continuous fevers--in some few cases ardent--day
fevers, night fevers, semitertians, exact
tertians, quartans, irregular fevers. Each of the
fevers mentioned found many victims.