There are two words commonly used to describe
the chilly feeling experienced in fevers, especially in
malarial fevers. These are (a
and its derivatives,
and its derivatives. The former
lays stress upon the chilly feeling, the latter upon
the shivering accompanying it. But in this case also
it is possible to discriminate too finely; see e.g.
III. Case II. (second series), φρικώδης
followed by μετὰ τὸ γενόμενον ῥῖγος
, referring apparently
to the same occasion.
The reader should note the extreme care with
which symptoms are described in the Hippocratic
group of treatises. It has been pointed out, for
instance, that in Epidemics
I. Case I., and Epidemics
III. Case XV. (second series), there are possibly
instances of Cheyne-Stokes breathing. Noticed by
the writer of these works, this important symptom
was overlooked until the eighteenth century.