The wife of Epicrates, who was lodged at the house[p. 117]
being near the term of delivery, was seized with a violent rigor,
and, as was said, she did not become heated; next day the same. On
the third, she was delivered of a daughter, and everything went on
properly. On the day following her delivery, she was seized with acute
fever, pain in the cardiac region of the stomach, and in the genital
parts. Having had a suppository, was in so far relieved; pain in the
head, neck, and loins; no sleep; alvine discharges scanty, bilious,
thin, and unmixed; urine thin, and blackish. Towards the night of
the sixth day from the time she was seized with the fever, became
delirious. On the seventh, all the symptoms exacerbated; insomnolency,
delirium, thirst; stools bilious, and high colored. On the eighth,
had a rigor; slept more. On the ninth, the same. On the tenth, her
limbs painfully affected; pain again of the cardiac region of the
stomach; heaviness of the head; no delirium; slept more; bowels constipated.
On the eleventh, passed urine of a better color, and having an abundant
sediment; felt lighter. On the fourteenth had a rigor; acute fever.
On the fifteenth, had a copious vomiting of bilious and yellow matters;
sweated; fever gone; at night acute fever; urine thick, sediment white.
On the seventeenth, an exacerbation; night uncomfortable; no sleep;
delirium. On the eighteenth, thirsty; tongue parched; no sleep; much
delirium; legs painfully affected. About the twentieth, in the morning,
had as light rigor; was comatose; slept tranquilly; had slight vomiting
of bilious and black matters; towards night deafness. About the twenty-first,
weight generally in the left side, with pain; slight urine thick,
muddy, and reddish; when allowed to stand, had no sediment; in other
respects felt lighter; fever not gone; fauces painful from the commencement,
and red; uvula retracted; defluxion remained acrid, pungent, and saltish
throughout. About the twenty-seventh, free of fever; sediment in the
urine; pain in the side. About the thirty-first, was attacked with
fever, bilious diarrhea; slight bilious vomiting on the fortieth.
Had a complete crisis, and was freed from the fever on the eightieth