In Abdera, Pericles was seized with a fever of the[p. 139]
continual type, with pain; much thirst, nausea, could not retain his
drink; somewhat swelled about the spleen, with heaviness of the head.
On the first day, had hemorrhage from the left nostril, but still
the fever became more violent; passed much muddy, white urine, which
when allowed to stand did not subside. On the second day, all the
symptoms were exacerbated, yet the urine was thick, and more inclined
to have a sediment; the nausea less; he slept. On the third, fever
was milder; abundance of urine, which was concocted, and had a copious
sediment; passed a quiet night. On the fourth, had a copious and warm
sweat all over about noon; was free of fever, had a crisis, no relapse.
An acute affection.