In Thasos Pythion, who lay sick above the shrine
of Heracles, after labour, fatigue and careless living,
was seized by violent rigor and acute fever. Tongue
dry ; thirst ; bilious ; no sleep ; urine rather black,
with a substance suspended in it, which formed no
About mid-day chill in the extremities,
especially in the hands and head ; could not speak
or utter a sound ; respiration short for a long time ;
recovered warmth ; thirst ; a quiet night ; slight
sweats about the head.
A quiet day, but later, about sunset,
grew rather chilly ; nausea ; distress ;1
without sleep ; small, solid stools were passed.
Early morning peaceful, but about
mid-day all symptoms were exacerbated ; chill ;
speechless and voiceless ; grew worse ; recovered
warmth after a time ; black urine with a substance
floating in it ; night peaceful ; slept.
Seemed to be relieved, but there was
heaviness in the bowels with pain ; thirst ; painful
Early morning peaceful ; towards evening
the pains were greater ; exacerbation ; but later
a little clyster caused a good movement of the
bowels. Slept at night.
Nausea ; rather uneasy ; urine oily ;
at night ;
wandering ; no sleep at all.
Early in the morning snatches of
sleep ; but quickly there was chill ; loss of speech ;
respiration thin and weak ; in the evening he
recovered warmth again ; was delirious ; towards
morning slightly better ; stools uncompounded,
Comatose ; nausea whenever he woke
up. Not over-thirsty. About sunset was uncomfortable ;
wandered ; a bad night.
In the early morning was speechless ;
great chill ; acute fever ; much sweat ; death.
In this case the pains on even days.