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CASE VII

Meton was seized with fever, and painful heaviness in the loins.

Second day. After a fairly copious draught of water had his bowels well moved.

Third day. Heaviness in the head ; stools thin, bilious, rather red.

[p. 201] Fourth day. General exacerbation ; slight epistaxis twice from the right nostril. An uncomfortable night ; stools as on the third day ; urine rather black ; had a rather black cloud floating in it, spread out, which did not settle.

Fifth day. Violent epistaxis of unmixed blood from the left nostril ; sweat ; crisis. After the crisis sleeplessness ; wandering ; urine thin and rather black. His head was bathed ; sleep ; reason restored. The patient suffered no relapse, but after the crisis bled several times from the nose.

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