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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 20


Item it is proved that it avails not in either of these (?), for Galen says it is not conceived (?) that the fulness that is in


the veins can be purged by laxatives, or it is not possible, and the veins of him who has great thirst58 are full. I reply absolute fulness is when all the humours increase equally in the veins, the which truly cannot be purged by any simple laxative medicament, though perchance it might by a compound one; and fulness and repletion outside of the veins is when one humour alone increases, and the name thereof is the ‘fulness of an evil humour’,59 the which may be purged by laxative medicine.