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The wife of Dromeades, after giving birth to a daughter, when everything had gone normally, on the second day was seized with rigor ; acute fever. On the first day she began to feel pain in the region of the hypochondrium ; nausea ; shivering ; restless ; and on the following days did not sleep. Respiration rare, large, interrupted at once as by an inspiration.1

Second day from rigor. Healthy action of the bowels. Urine thick, white, turbid, like urine which has settled, stood a long time, and then been stirred up. It did not settle. No sleep at night.

Third day. At about mid-day rigor ; acute fever ; urine similar ; pain in the hypochondrium ; nausea ; an uncomfortable night without sleep ; a cold sweat all over the body, but the patient quickly recovered heat.

[p. 207] Fourth day. Slight relief of the pains about the hypochondrium ; painful heaviness of the head ; somewhat comatose ; slight epistaxis ; tongue dry ; thirst ; scanty urine, thin and oily ; snatches of sleep.

Fifth day. Thirst ; nausea ; urine similar ; no movement of the bowels ; about mid-day much delirium, followed quickly by lucid intervals ; rose, but grew somewhat comatose ; slight chilliness ; slept at night ; was delirious.

Sixth day. In the morning had a rigor ; quickly recovered heat ; sweated all over ; extremities cold ; was delirious ; respiration large and rare. After a while convulsions began from the head, quickly followed by death.

1 As we might say, "with a catch in it."

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