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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

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Indication of the approach of dropsy, and more especially tympanitis. Galen says on the 4th section he wrote:632 Whosoever says he, has a griping633 pain, below the navel, and below the reins, which does not cease on going out,634 or with other remedies, he passes into a dry swelling called tympanitis. Another indication that it has begun, is swelling in the stomach after food, which remains long there; and if the belly resound on being struck like a tympanon, or drum, and flux does not ease


the sick man, nor reduce the belly, according to its weakness (?), that is a sign that it (dropsy) is consolidated therein.635