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VII. There were other fevers also, which I shall describe in due course. Many had aphthae and sores in the mouth. Fluxes about the genitals were copious1; sores, tumours external and internal ; the swellings which appear in the groin.2 Watery inflammations of the eyes, chronic and painful. Growths on the eyelids, external and internal, in many cases destroying the sight, which are called "figs." There were also often growths on other sores, particularly in the genitals. Many carbuncles in the summer, and other affections called "rot." Large pustules. Many had large tetters.

1 Possibly "frequent," "common." So Littré. This is one of the most doubtful cases of those difficult words in a medical context, πολύς and ὀλίγος in the plural. See General Introduction, p. lxi.

2 A curious phrase. I suspect that τὰ hides a corruption of the text.

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