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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])


Sicut dicit Galienus primo de ingenio sanitatis.

section 1

De Tertiana.

Since he speaks first of common diseases, and since it is fever that is commonest amongst them, and amongst fevers tertian fever, therefore it is meet for us to speak of it first. {Quia ergo tres primi libri erunt de morbis communibus & inter eos communior est febris & inter febres communior est colerica: ideo primo de ea tractandum est.}’’

R. A. 3


Fever is the same as natural heat turning to fieriness, {Febris, nihil est aliud, nisi calor naturalis mutatus in igneum}’’

(1. Aph. 16) R. A. 669, 4th ed.

according to Hippocrates and Galen. Averroes (says fever is heat that afflicts and injures the works and actions, and thus it is right to understand this i.e. that in the humours
are [humoral fevers]; [Ephem]era in the spirits and hectica [in the] close strong [members] {Febris est calor, qui totum corpus laedit; omnes videl: actiones & passiones membrorum: & hoc debet intelligi sic; febres humorales sunt in humoribus; Ephemerae in spiritibus; Hectica in membris solidis [etc.]}’’

R. A. 670.

The heat that is in the [adjacent(?)] members
is febrile and not fever
occupies the whole body
species unless
prevent it, as Avicenna says, {Et calor qui est in partibus vicinis, est accidens morbi, & febrile, non febris: & ista occupat totum corpus secundum diversas partes, nisi impediatur, ut docet Avicenna.}’’

R. A. 670

and choleric fever is
of the body and phlegmatic fever
of the body, unless other
prevent it {Unde cholerica, est circa choleram; phlegmatica circa, vel in toto, phlegmate, nisi impediatur propter oppilationem, vel propter aliquid tale.}’’

R. A. 670

[...] thus.