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XII. Many other forms also of fever were epidemic : -- tertians, quartans, night fevers, fevers continuous, protracted, irregular, fevers attended with nausea, fevers of no definite character. All these cases suffered severely from trouble.1 For the bowels in most cases were disordered, with shivering fits. Sweats portended no crisis, and the character of the urine was as I have described. Most of these cases were protracted, for the abscessions too which took place did not prove critical as in other cases ; nay rather, in all cases all symptoms marked obscurity of crisis,2 or absence of crisis, or protraction of the disease, but most especially in the patients last described. A few

[p. 253] of these had a crisis about the eightieth day ; with most recovery followed no rule. A few of them died of dropsy, without taking to their bed ; many sufferers from the other diseases too were troubled with swellings, most particularly the consumptives.

1 See the preceding note.

2 For δύς1κριτον see Foes' Oeconomia, sub voce. It means that it was hard to see when a crisis took place, or that the crisis was not a marked one.

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