Respiration, when frequent, indicates pain or inflanunation in the
parts above the diaphragm: a large respiration performed at a great
interval announces delirium; but a cold respiration at nose or mouth
is a very fatal symptom. Free respiration is to be looked upon as
contributing much to the safety of the patient in all acute diseases,
such as fevers, and those complaints which come to a crisis in forty
The Genuine Works of Hippocrates. Hippocrates. Charles Darwin Adams. New York. Dover. 1868.
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