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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 3


These are the internal causes:247 diseases which have affinity


with the medial members, such as the heart; and therefore cardiaca comes from diseases of the brain, such as the falling sickness and apoplexy. It also comes from diseases of the stomach, such as distension and exhaustion, and stomach ache, for Galen says, the mouth of the stomach is more sensitive than any other member; and colica and iliaca have the same result. The same is true of every flux, whether it be diarrhoea; haemorrhage, either haemorrhoidal or catamenial; or sweat, if it be excessive.