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III. Early in the spring, at the same time as the cold snaps which occurred, were many malignant cases1 of erysipelas, some from a known exciting cause and some not. Many died, and many suffered pain in the throat. Voices impaired ; ardent fevers ; phrenitis ; aphthae in the mouth ; tumours in the private parts ; inflammations of the eyes ; carbuncles ; disordered bowels ; loss of appetite ; thirst in some cases, though not in all ; urine disordered, copious, bad ; long coma alternating with sleeplessness ; absence of crisis in many cases, and obscure crises ; dropsies ; many consumptives. Such were the diseases epidemic. There were patients suffering from each of the above types, and fatal cases were many. The symptoms in each type were as follow.

1 Or, "forms."

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