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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 6


To this we answer and say, there remain four things proper for an imposthume to form in a member: the first is the flowing of excess towards the member; the second the member absorbing it; the third its retention there; the


fourth fatness or swelling:356 and of these the first three can be in the brain, but the fourth cannot occur there obviously, i.e. the swelling. Nevertheless I say Avicenna allows that imposthumes can be on the brain in its own substance, for it is a tough, earthy357 member, and therefore it retains the matter of the imposthume; the which is true.