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attack, but if it appear later, it prolongs the same; and inthe
same manner the urine, and alvine disch`arges, and sweats,according as
they appear along with favorable o`r unfavorable symptoms,indicate
diseases of a short o`r long duration.
13. Old persons endure fasting most easily; next, adults;young
persons not nearly so well; and most especially infants, and ofthem
such as are of a particularly lively spirit.
14. Growing bodies have the most innate heat; they thereforerequire
the most food, for otherwise their bodies are wasted. In oldpersons
the heat is feeble, and therefore they require little fuel, asit
were, to the flame, for it would be extinguished by much. Onthis
account, also, fevers in old persons are not equally acute,because
their bodies are cold.
15. In winter and spring the bowels are naturally the hottest,and
the sleep most prolonged; at these seasons, then, the most
sustenance is to be administered; for as the belly has thenmost
innate heat, it stands in need of most food. The well-known factswith
regard to young persons and the athletae prove this.
16. A humid regimen is befitting in all febrile diseases, and