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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 13


If the cause be styptic, a bath of hot water relieves; and let the whole body be rubbed with oils that are aperient without being styptic, and other things such as camomile oil and do not rub it in until he has had the bath. And do not give the bath more than once unless the fever return. And if it be seen that it does not avail him, understand there is plethora present or that he has an internal stoppage; then let a vein and move the bowels with laxatives, for that remedy is medial between ephemera and putrida. If the cause be cold, put him


in his bed97 with boiled herbs beside him, so that he sweat, for this is better than putting him in a bath of hot water, and let him be rubbed with hot things, according to hot action (?)98.