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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 2


If we speak [of the forms of this fever, there are three,]3 i.e. aumasticus which increases continually; epamasticus which decreases continually; and homotonos which remains in one state. In the first form there is [...] that dissipates and does not consume, and therefore it is weaker, and in the second form there is heat (?) that dissipates and is [...] and therefore it is stronger and is greater [...] according to the consumption of the matter. In the third form the dispersal and the consumption are equal, therefore it remains in one state and the judgment thereof is equal as to life or death. At another time it disperses more than it corrupts, and that is the way to health, for when the crisis comes, there is but little matter. Yet another time the putrescence is greater than the consumption, and that is bad and dangerous.