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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 26


Item if a vein be opened in this case, it will do great harm, which Galen warns us to avoid; namely, it draws the crudeness of the humours from the little veins to the big veins, and if they be in the big veins it draws them to the members; and it were great harm to nourish the members by the crude humours; and therefore a vein avails not in this case. Nor yet lesser things, for a bath is not beneficial, nor labour, nor coition; but rather abstinence, solitude, long sleeping, light rubbing on the members, and things that comfort them.