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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 79


A cold imposthume is formed from external causes, as are a bath in cold water, a cold wind, sitting on a cold stone, and from cold viscous foods,512 such as milk, or too much fruit. It is formed also from internal causes, such as retention of


urine, or excess of cold humours; the symptoms are, heaviness in the lower limbs, and occasional fever; and cold things afflict the person who has it. If it be a hard imposthume, there is hardness in the share,513 and in the mouth of the womb, heaviness in moving the members, and especially in saphena and514 veins of the ankle (?). It is not the same as mola matricis, for if a hand be placed on it hard, it moves from place to place, as though pregnancy were present.