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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 12


The second thing mentioned for the cure is carried out in this manner; the patient lies supine with his hips high and his head low, and he, the doctor puts the guts up very gently with his finger, until they go in by degrees to their own place. The third stage before mentioned, i.e. the retaining of the entrails in their own place, is carried out by means of a special truss made for this case, the width of four fingers; let it be made of linen cloth (and) with many folds in it, and with cotton inserted between, sew it well, and make a tie572 by which it can be closed and opened, and let there be a hard wedge (?) of linen cloth attached to it, and put it between his thighs.573


H. Paralysis est et cetera.