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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 27


Understand, unless putrida be in conjunction, or there be an imposthume on the intestines, or the sick man have a cough, a bath is good in this fever twice a day, after the food is digested, if he be used to it;180 but it should only be tepid, because heat resolves and heats and purges, and therefore it is no use in this non-material181 fever. He should also not be in the bath so long that he sweat182 therein, but cold water should be poured on him at once, or else sprinkled, so that it hurt him not. A bath of tepid or hot water does not avail them for the purging of their bodies, so that they might endure cold183 water at the end of the bath, according to Galen.