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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 13


Item the swelling accompanied by fever652 is worst. Item every sickness is bad that occurs in ague or the swelling, or follows thereafter. Item Avicenna says if flux come with the swelling along with blood, it is death. Item should it come in the swelling, without relieving the sick man, it is death.653 Item a bloody flux,654 or one as it were congealed blood, is a sign of death, and more especially if the swelling be of long duration. Item if a watery bloodless flux come, it is an indication of health, but if it be immoderate it signifies death.