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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 19


Item should there be two colours on the urine of him who has the swelling, it is a sign of death; that is, were


it red below666 and leaden-coloured on top, or ruddy on top and black below. Item Hippocrates says, if in dropsy there be a pain round the liver caused by flatulence, and there come fever thereafter, it cures it.667 So it may be said, tympanites may be cured, if fever come in its wake,668 for there is pain under the liver, and round it, proceeding from windiness. 669It is false to say that tympanites is cured through fever, for it increases the flatulence by weakening the digestion, and that is a dry dropsy, and the fever likewise is dry; therefore what Hippocrates said is untrue.670