He disregarded the claims of the physical life, and became "soul-hydropic with a sacred thirst".
"Introduction to Robert Browning" by Hiram Corson
My Complexion is grown very sallow, my Pulse low, and my Body Hydropical.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
Hydrops may be got rid of by blistering, by tapping, or by incision and drainage.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
If only the cavity of the thorax is hydropic, the pulse is not quick nor irregular.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
Hydrops with melon-seed bodies is rare.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles