Cleanactides, who lay sick above the temple of
Heracles, was seized by an irregular fever. He had
at the beginning pains in the head and the left side,
and in the other parts pains like those caused by
fatigue. The exacerbations of the fever were varied
and irregular ; sometimes there were sweats, sometimes
there were not. Generally the exacerbations
manifested themselves most on the critical days.
About the twenty-fourth day. Pain in the hands ;
bilious, yellow vomits, fairly frequent, becoming after
a while like verdigris ; general relief.
About the thirtieth day. Epistaxis from both
nostrils began, and continued, irregular and slight,
until the crisis. All the time he suffered no thirst,
nor lack of appetite or sleep. Urine thin, and not
About the fortieth day. Urine reddish, and with
an abundant, red deposit. Was eased. Afterwards
the urine varied, sometimes having, sometimes not
having, a sediment.
Urine had an abundant sediment,
white and smooth ; general improvement ; fever
intermitted ; urine again thin but of good colour.
Fever, which intermitted for
Rigor ; attacked by acute fever ;
much sweat ; in the urine a red, smooth sediment.
A complete crisis.