This section is from the book "The Lady's Assistant: Family Physician", by P. Davey and B. Law.
When this happens, nothing will pass through the body, and there is a violent fixt burning pain in some part of the belly, which is exasperated by taking any thing inwardly. When the inflammation is in the upper part of the guts, the stomach will be distended with wind, and will produce vomiting, which will turn to the Iliac passion. Observe likewise that there is a quick pulse, a loss of strength, an inquietude, and an unusual heat throughout the whole body: when the pain is about the navel, the small guts are certainly in fault. The cure must be begun with bleeding, and the only nourishment should be broth; also the patient may take a clyster with river water and syrup of marsh mallows: purges render the disease worse, as well as sharp clysters. But in all internal inflammations whatever, the best method is to lay a blister, after bleeding, as near the part affected as possible; nor is there any danger of a mistake, for they will answer equally, whether the pain proceeds from an inflammation or from wind.