XVII. Urine in most cases was of good colour, but
thin and with slight sediments, and the bowels of most
were disordered with thin, bilious excretions. Many
after a crisis of the other symptoms ended with dysentery,
as did Xenophanes and Critias. I will mention
cases in which was passed copious, watery, clear and
thin urine, even after a crisis in other respects favourable,
and a favourable sediment : Bion, who lay sick
at the house of Silenus, Cratis, who lodged with
Xenophanes, the slave of Areto, and the wife of Mnesistratus.
Afterwards all these suffered from dysentery.
About the season of Arcturus many had crisis on
the eleventh day, and these did not suffer even the
normal relapses. There were also comatose fevers
about this time, usually in children, and of all
patients these showed the lowest mortality.