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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 9


Prognosis of aumasticus23; the which is a deadly kind for the most part, for it is the worst of them. The crisis comes most frequently on the seventh day, and it the fever is terminated24 sometimes by a noticeable evacuation, and at other times by an insensible one. The crisis in this species is imperfect, for it turns sometimes to causon or frenzy, and at other times to lethargy, or smallpox, or measles: sometimes to subeth25. Sometimes the belly swells and a noise is heard therein, like unto the voice of the tympan and thunder, and an ‘outgoing’ checks not this26. It may be recognised by the signs of digestion on the third day, or the fourth, if the crisis will come on the seventh day; and sometimes it is ended on the fourth day, and sometimes later.