Acute Diseases are such as are either attended with inflammation, or other urgent symptoms, which bring on an early crisis, and render them dangerous in their consequence : hence they are opposed to chronic diseases, or those which, though of slower progress, may ne-vertheless terminate in dissolution. As the former are more in need of the immediate assistance of art, we shall state the most proper methods of treating them in their commencement, as well as the suitable diet and regimen to be observed in them, under the different heads of Apoplexy, Asthma( suffocative), Cholera Morbus, Colics, Convulsions, Cramps or Spasms, Epilepsy, Fevers (inflammatory) Fractures, Hydrophobia, Inflammations, etc. etc.