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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 48


All imposthumes caused by burnt matter,445 such as anthrax, formica, carbuncle and the like are worst and deadliest, and if accompanied by fever, the patient seldom recovers; and therefore they greatly err who open the black pustules, before they are ripe: if they are opposite the heart or near it, it is fatal, and if they vanish suddenly without relieving the patient, it is a sign of death.