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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 5


Item a sign that the swelling called ascites has set in, is swelling in the feet, and lower limbs; the rising up of the navel; the upper members alter638 i.e. the face, neck, breast and hands. Item the urine is high-coloured, thick, and scant, frequently with saffron-coloured froth on it, and is of two colours: sometimes the eyes swell through the fumes rising towards them from the liver.639 The sick man has difficulty in drawing breath, a dry cough, unquenchable thirst, lack of appetite640 for food on account of the excess of drink, and the appetite therefor. If the abdomen be struck, it resounds like a tympan, or two vessels half full.