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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 43


Regarding the hectic fever that comes from old age, following the consumption of the strong close members; note, it is found in old people and cold consumptive people,222 and dry people and melancholics and young people; and honey and milk avail for the most part. However, Galen says honey does great harm to those who have hectic fever resulting


from old age, and he says he saw himself an old man223 of a hundred years, and the food he would take oftenest was goat's milk, and sometimes he would eat a little bread, and other times he would mix it with honey, and boil it with bread or blackberries or mint.