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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 12


Item when hectic fever146 comes from the stomach,


Hali says it is curable: for when hiccup is produced by dryness of the same, it is likewise curable. And Galen says, the cause is the same when either hiccup or hectic fever is produced by dryness of the stomach, as147 hiccup is only an unreal spasmus of the stomach: and therefore when it comes from dryness of the nutritive juices, it is curable. The same is true in hectic fever arising from the stomach in the first form; nevertheless, when hiccup or cramp arises from inanition of the spermatic juice, it is incurable; this is not the case in the stomach, except it suffer consumption or labour (?), as in the case of hectic fever and phthisis patients.