In Abdera, Nicodemus was seized with fever from venery and
drinking. At the commencement he was troubled with nausea and cardialgia;
thirsty, tongue was parched; urine thin and dark. On the second day,
the fever exacerbated; he was troubled with rigors and nausea; had
no sleep; vomited yellow bile; urine the same; passed a quiet night,
and slept. On the third, a general remission; amelioration; but about
sunset felt again somewhat uncomfortable; passed an uneasy night.
On the fourth, rigor, much fever, general pains; urine thin, with
substances floating in it; again a quiet night. On the fifth, all
the symptoms remained, but there was an amelioration. On the sixth,
some general pains; substances floating in the urine; very incoherent.
On the seventh, better. On the eighth, all the other symptoms abated.
On the tenth, and following days, there were pains, but all less;
in this case throughout, the paroxysms and pains were greater on the
even days. On the twentieth, the urine white and thick, but when allowed
to stand had no sediment; much sweat; seemed to be free from fever;
but again in the evening he became hot, with the same pains, rigor,
thirst, slightly incoherent. On the twenty-fourth, urine copious,
white, with an abundant sediment; a copious and warm sweat all over;
apyrexia; the fever came to its crisis.
Explanation of the characters.
It is probable that the cure was owing to the bilious evacuations and the sweats.