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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 20


And know ye, that the imposthumes formed from the four humours have four seasons, inception, increase, stasis, and decrease.383 Inception, when the matter begins to move to the surface of the member and begins to increase. Increase, when it enlarges and swells. Stasis, when it remains and does not increase any more. Decrease, when it begins to diminish and ripen, and then turns to pus, or disperses without sensation, or becomes hard, for these are the four384 ways in which imposthumes finish.