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V. Much trouble was caused to some patients by the tumours in the throat, inflammations of the tongue and the abscesses about the teeth. Many had the symptom of impaired and muffled1 voice, at first at the beginning of the cases of consumption, but also in the ardent fevers and in phrenitis.

1 The word so rendered has puzzled the commentators from very early times. See the full disoussion of Littré ad loc. The ancients interpreted either "cooped up" or "altered," "faussée" (Littré). See Erotian sub voce φωναὶ κατείλλους1αι. I think that H. used a strange word metaphorically on purpose to describe a strange alteration in the voice, which was as it were "imprisoned" or (to borrow a motoring expression) "silenced."

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