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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 10


These are the signs of stasis in this fever: if hectic fever come, the nails bend and sharpen; the skin appears as


though there were dust thereon from sunburn, and dried mucus matter142 from the eyes. The eyes are not opened because of the difficulty of raising the eyelids and the brows, but remain shut as though the patient were asleep. The nose becomes pinched,143 and the hair of the eyebrows grows long, the shoulders are drawn up, and then is the stasis of the second form of hectic fever; and when at the decrease the cartilages144 dissolve, then comes the third form of hectica. Item in the first form of hectic fever, the patient is better after a meal than before. In the second form, he is better before it. In the third form it is equal.