In Thasos the woman who lay sick by the Cold
Water, on the third day after giving birth to a
daughter without lochial discharge, was seized with
acute fever accompanied by shivering. For a long
time before her delivery she had suffered from fever,
being confined to bed and averse to food. After the
rigor that took place, the fevers were continuous,
acute, and attended with shivering.
Eighth and following days.
Much delirium, quickly
followed by recovery of reason ; bowels disturbed
with copious, thin, watery and bilious stools ; no
Was rational, but comatose. Urine
copious, thin and black ; no sleep.
but heat quickly
recovered ; slight wandering ; no sleep ; bowels the
same ; urine watery and copious.
No fever ; bowels constipated ;
not long afterwards severe pain in the right hip for
a long time. Fevers again attended ; urine watery.
Pain in the hip relieved ; continuous
coughing, with watery, copious sputa ; bowels constipated ;
aversion to food ; urine the same. The
fevers, without entirely intermitting, were exacerbated
irregularly, sometimes increasing and sometimes
not doing so.
The coughing ceased without any
critical sign ; there was no coction of the sputa, nor
any of the usual abscessions ; jaw on the right side
convulsed ; comatose ; wandering, but reason quickly
recovered ; desperately averse to food ; jaw relaxed ;
passed small, bilious stools ; fever grew more acute,
with shivering. On the succeeding days she lost
power of speech, but would afterwards converse.
The urine of this patient was throughout black,
thin and watery. Coma was present, aversion to
food, despondency, sleeplessness, irritability, restlessness,
the mind being affected by melancholy.2