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
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
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.
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.
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.