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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 55


Another cause thereof, is the very great pain461 of the member wherein is the imposthume; and the pain is caused by the bad complexion which generates it, or because


of the bad complexion which is caused by the excessive movement of the evacuatory force, when it expels its excess from it, as Galen says. It may be said according to this, that pain draws,462 for it is the cause, according to Galen, whereby nature puts the matter to expel the injurious products; and so it only does harm by accident.