In Thasus, the wife of Dealces, who was lodged upon the Plain,
from sorrow was seized with an acute fever, attended with chills.
From first to last she wrapped herself up in her bedclothes; still
silent, she fumbled, picked, bored, and gathered hairs (from them);
tears, and again laughter; no sleep; bowels irritable, but passed
nothing; when directed, drank a little; urine thin and scanty; to
the touch of the hand the fever was slight; coldness of the extremities.
On the ninth, talked much incoherently, and again became composed
and silent. On the fourteenth, breathing rare, large, at intervals;
and again hurried respiration. On the sixteenth, looseness of the
bowels from a stimulant clyster; afterwards she passed her drink,
nor could retain anything, for she was completely insensible; skin
parched and tense. On the twentieth, much talk, and again became composed;
loss of speech; respiration hurried. On the twenty-first she died.
Her respiration throughout was rare and large; she was totally insensible;
always wrapped up in her bedclothes; either much talk, or completely
silent throughout. Phrenitis.