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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 11


The cure of these cases is brought about in two ways. The first of these, by changing the hot dry complexion; the other, in that something may be done against the extrinsic causes whence this fever is produced, along with a regimen of food and drink.93 The first thing is accomplished by cold moist remedies according to particular matters94, such as complexion, age, habit etc., and the causes it produces (?); the cooling is produced by itself or by accident. By itself i.e. cold foods or medicines that cool internally: by accident, that is by a bath of hot or tepid water. A bath avails much in this fever, for it disperses the vapour, which if it were not dissipated would throw the body into acute heat and turn to corruption;


so the bath is a common remedy for all who have this fever, and especially if it be on the decrease; and it should95 be avoided by those ready for the corruption of the matter (putrid fever).