Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition
Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 2


Note that there are many varieties of this disease; a form caused by flatulence, another caused by wateriness, one produced from humours, and one from flesh, another from varicose veins, and another from the entrails. And this is true hernia, for it is that form where the peritoneum called siphac breaks, and in it the entrails fall into the scrotum: yet another form is from that part of the peritoneum called zirbus.