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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 25


Item Avicenna says, the heart cannot suffer injury or imposthume, and he285 says in the book De Animalibus, that the heart cannot endure heavy sickness. He


says on the other hand, the heart suffers syncope, i.e. ‘little death’, and it suffers imposthume, according to the reasoning of Avicenna, which is, that an imposthume can exist in every member; as everything that can be increased naturally by taking nutriment to itself,286 can be increased unnaturally by excess of nourishment.