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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 8


Therefore the symptoms of dropsy show but two varieties; special symptoms and general symptoms. We have spoken already of the special symptoms.643 There are but three general symptoms i.e. swelling of the feet and soles, an evil colour on the whole body, swelling in the eyes from the weakness of the natural heat; and because the vapour is not expelled to the pores of the body by reason of the weakness of the evacuatory force, it is banished to the upper644 limbs, the force being tired.645 And because the digestion and the natural heat are weak there, it returns to the feet, and causes windiness and swelling.