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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 25


Item Galen allows that it would avail, but it does not because the humours are crude and viscous, and though the aperture be big, they could not emerge because of their thickness. Therefore if there be but little good blood, that is66 what gets out first, because of its thinness, and the wider the opening the easier is the exit. From this it is clear that in acute putrid choleric fevers, where there is not so much thickness, if the opening be narrow, the good thin blood comes out first, and if it be increased thereafter, the corrupt blood emerges.