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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 24


Item if there be a wound in the heart, look whether it be in the right half or the left. If in the right half, whether it be big or small. If it is big, it kills forthwith; if it is small, it kills the first day. If in the left half, it kills the first day, or whatever time it comes, whether it be big or small. For Galen says, the split that is made in the heart is deadly undoubtedly; but not necessarily so a gash in the other organs, unless it be big; and he says (also), a split is not worse in the other organs, such as the lungs, for they are always in motion.284