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Pythion1, who lived by the temple of Earth, was seized with trembling which began in the hands.

First day. Acute fever ; wandering.

Second day. General exacerbation.

Third day. Same symptoms.

Fourth day. Stools scanty, uncompounded and bilious.

Fifth day. General exacerbation ; fitful sleep ; constipation.

Sixth day. Varied, reddish sputa.

Seventh day. Mouth drawn awry.

Eighth day. General exacerbation ; tremblings persisted ; urine from the beginning to the eighth day thin, colourless, with a cloudy substance floating in it.

Tenth day. Sweat ; sputa somewhat concocted ; crisis ; urine somewhat thin about the time of the crisis. After the crisis, forty days subsequent to it, abscess in the seat, and an abscession through strangury.

1 The third book of the Epidemics has always been regarded as a continuation of the first book. Even a casual glance will convince any reader that the two books are really one work. The Paris manuscript called A, which breaks off after the opening words of Epidemics III, nevertheless joins these words without interruption to the end of the first book.

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