Of the Epidemics
The medical treatises collected under Hippocrates' name are essential sources of information about the practice of medicine in antiquity and about Greek theories concerning the human body.
Of the Epidemics is a collection of Hippocrates' teachings passed down about how to diagnose and treat certain ancient maladies. It is an invaluable source for understanding the medicine of antiquity.
Insomnolency, for the most part, especially in these fevers, and again a disposition to coma. The bowels, in all diseases, were disordered, and in a bad state, but worst of all in these. The urine, in most of them, was either thin and crude, yellow, and after a time with slight symptoms of concoction in a critical form, or having the proper thickness, but muddy, and neither settling nor subsiding; or having small and bad, and crude sediments; these being the worst of all.
- BOOK I.
- BOOK II.