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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 4


See now why diseases are said to be non-material. Since a humour is peccant in every sickness in the world, if the matter be harmful, the member is injured; therefore since blood is in every member,78 a perceptible injury cannot be made therein unless the humoral matter be infected or injured.79 Item Averroes says, in truth, no disease whether simple or compound is without matter80; no simple disease for there is no one cause in the body which is hot only or cold only, without matter; nor compound, for there are composite causes (diseases) in the body, hot and moist, hot and dry, cold and moist, cold and dry.