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In Abdera Heropythus had pain in the head without taking to bed, but shortly afterwards was

[p. 273] compelled to do so. He lived close to the Upper Road.1 An acute, ardent fever seized him. Vomited at the beginning copious, bilious matters ; thirst ; great discomfort ; urine thin and black, sometimes with, sometimes without, substances suspended in it. Painful night, with fever rising now in this way, now in that, but for the most part irregularly. About the fourteenth day, deafness ; the fever grew worse ; urine the same.

Twentieth day. Much delirium, also on the following days.

Fortieth day. Copious epistaxis ; more rational ; some deafness, but less than before ; the fever went down. Frequent, but slight, epistaxis on the following days. About the sixtieth day the bleedings from the nose ceased, but there was violent pain in the right hip and the fever increased. Not long afterwards, pains in all the lower parts. It happened that either the fever was higher and the deafness great, or else, though these symptoms were relieved and less severe, yet the pains in the lower parts about the hips grew worse. But from about the eightieth day all the symptoms were relieved without any disappearing. The urine that was passed was of good colour and had greater deposits, while the delirious mutterings were less. About the hundredth day the bowels were disordered with copious, bilious stools, and copious evacuations of this nature were passed for a long time. Then followed painful symptoms of dysentery, with relief of the other symptoms. In brief, the fever disappeared and the deafness ceased.

Hundred and twentieth day. Complete crisis.

1 With Blass' reading, "Upper Market-place."

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