Respecting the movement of the hands I have these observations to
make: When in acute fevers, pneumonia, phrenitis, or headache, the
hands are waved before the face, hunting [p. 46] through empty space, as if
gathering bits of straw, picking the nap from the coverlet, or tearing
chaff from the wall- all such symptoms are bad and deadly.
The Genuine Works of Hippocrates. Hippocrates. Charles Darwin Adams. New York. Dover. 1868.
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