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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 2


Another doctor says apostema is the same as a swelling beyond nature.347 Hali says apostema is a compound sickness, that comes from malice of the complexion, and quantity, and form.348 Avicenna says apostema is a compound disease in which is found every kind of sickness, for a malicious complexion and composition are therein; and it errs349 in its position and quantity, because of excess of malice and repletion (and) separating the parts one from another,350 as an imposthume is never without malice of complexion, and composition, along with matter, i.e. peccant humour.