Of the Feauer Tertian & his signes and cure. ca. 39.
A Feauer Tercian commeth of Cho∣lera rotted without the veines and pipes,* and is not gathered to a postume. Some Tercian commeth of kind Cho∣lera, and some of vnkinde Cholera, as of ritrine and yelow Cholera. If a Ter∣cian commeth of kind Cholera, these be the signes and the tokens. It grieueth from the middaye vnto the third, and namely about the thirde houre: First with shiuering and colde, and then with heat and with ach of the forehead, with bitternesse of mouth, with thirst, with ringing of the eare, and with much wa∣king, the vrine is red, subtill, and thin, and may haue in grieuing and trauaile 24. houres at the most, and 24. houres in rest. And as the matter is diverslye set, and in diuerse places, so signes and tokens be diuerse. For if the matter bée in the mouth of the stomacke, the ach of the forehead is the more. And also thirst with roughnesse & drinesse of the throat, and of the mouth, and desire and will of∣spuing, the vrine is high of colour. And if the matter be in the guts, the foresaid signes be not so strong and high, but the ach is about the nauell, and the vrine is more high of colour. And if the mat∣ter be in the liuer, or in the case of the gall, the vrine is more couloured with yeolow fome aboue and about. If the Feauer commeth of citrine or yeolow Cholera, the signes and tokens be some den•e diuerse. For it grieueth first with shiuering, and then with heate, and mo∣ueth betwéen the houre of Cholera & the houre of fleame, & the vrine is yeolow meanly and thin, but drawing more to∣ward thinnesse, & moueth in vncerteine houres: for it commeth sometime sooner, and sometime later, & hath the foresaide Page 101 signes, that is to wit, ach of the forhead, &c. But they bée more slacke then the first.
The feauer is somtime simple, and sometime double, as the Cotidiane or Continuall. That feauer is simple that commeth of one matier, rotted onely in one place, & that feauer is double, that commeth of diuerse Cholera rotted in diuerse places: As a feauer continual is double, that commeth of diuerse fleme, rotted in diuerse places. The signe and token of such a Tercian is, that it grie∣ueth euerye daye. First with shiuering, and then with heate, and is most grie∣uous from the third daye to the thirde daye, and in diuerse houres. The vrme is meane in substaunce, and some deale redde, and somewhat beshaddowed a∣boue. And so when the cause of a sim∣ple feauer Tercian is knowen, then first diet shall be ordeined, as age, time, and qualitie of kinde as keth. Then shal fol∣low couenable medicines. First ye mat∣ter shall be defied with a sowre s•rop, Then when the matter is defied, it shal be purged with laxatiue Drimell, and with other couenable medicine. If the matter be in the mouth of the stomack, spuing shall bée excited: but the matter must be first defied. For it néedeth to doe medicine to remoue the matter that is defied, and not to moue rawe matter, as it is said in Aphor. And the matter digested is knowne by the timelye and sooner comming of accesse, and by slack∣nesse of shieuering and of colde. And by increasing of heate, and by long during affliction, and by thicknesse of vrine. Then when such signes bée séene of di∣gestion, the matter of the Feauer shall be purged, whether it be double or sim∣ple, but alwaye with consideration and cautile: So that if the matter bée sim∣ple, the medicine shall be simple, and if the matter be double, the medicine shall be double.
*This Feauer vexeth euery second daye, and there may be a double Ter∣cian. This commeth of Cholar, & vex∣eth in the vaines, the Feauer Causon vexeth to the lungs.