In this condition of home and foreign affairs occurred disorders at i~ome in connection with the transfer of the remains of Pius IX.
In 1570 Presbyterian views found a distinguished exponent in Dr Thomas Cartwright at Cambridge; and the temper of parliament was shown by the act of 1571, for the reform of disorders in the Church, in which, while all mention of doctrine is omitted, the doctrinal articles alone being sanctioned, ordination without a bishop is implicitly recognized.
It is subject, however, to extreme and rapid variations in temperature, to alternations of dry and humid winds (the latter, called catias, being irritating and oppressive), to chilling night mists brought up from the coast by the westerly winds, and to other influences productive of malaria, catarrh, fevers, bilious disorders and rheumatism.
The regent therefore represented to her brother that the disorders were entirely put down and that the time had come to show mercy.
In other cases very serious disorders of the lymphatic system are brought about, of which the most marked is perhaps Elephantiasis.