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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 1


This is paralysis according to the author: —a disease of the nerves that comes, sometimes, after the falling sickness, or similar diseases. And ‘paralysis’ is the same as to say the ‘wounding of a member’.574 Sometimes the entire half of the body is afflicted, from the head to the foot, and575 it affects a part of the tongue or the whole and prevents speech, and that is called general paralysis. Sometimes it affects but the tongue only, or one foot only, or the finger only, and that is called partial paralysis.