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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 18


Item Hippocrates says, if ulcers break out on the body664 in dropsy it is not easy to cure them, for ulcers do not heal till they are dried, and it is not easy to heal these wounds, nor to dry them, as they themselves (the sufferers) are full of evil ‘accidental’ liquid. Avicenna says if there be ulcers in a member of evil complexion, or sores, they are not curable, or if they are cured, it is long in doing, for instance, in the case of the sufferer from dropsy or lepra.665