Full text: Medicina Statica

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Of the Difference between Inflammatory and Nervous Fevers . 
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AS a Corollary alio of the foregoing Do & rine , it may not be amifs to take notice of the Difference between an Inflammatory and a Nervous Fever ; or , as People commonly word it , a Fever of the Blood , and a Fever of the Spirits . 
How a Fever is raifed by an increafed Quantity of Blood , has been particularly explained under Apb . XL , VI . Seil . i . and fuch a Fever is properly caíl'd Inflammatory , becaufe it is attended with fuch a prodigious Heat , as is little lefs than that of boiling water - , the natural Moiftures are exhaled in fuch Quantities , as to occafion a Drinefs upon the face ; and wherefoever thay have room to fly off , and more efpecially from the Mouth , fo much as to occafion an infatiable Thirit : The Colour is derfully raifed , and the Eyes feem to fparkle with Fire . It either goes off by an Increafe of fomc Evacuation , generally by that of the Skin ; or tinues until the Solids are fo overilrained and frauded of their due Moiftures , as not to be able any longer to continue their Contractions , and then ends in Death . Herein all Stimali , and whatfoever has any Tendency to increafe the Celerity of the Blood , arc fatal - , but nothing is fo deílruélive as 
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