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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 4


Cheiragra is a pain in the joints of the hands, and the fingers, along with swelling, from the mobility of the matter, and its rarity, and the movement of the hands. And therefore it is called cheiragra, as cheiros in Greek is the same as ‘hand’,770 and it is in the hands it occurs. If there be pain in another member of the body, or in a joint apart from these, such as the back, or the neck, it has no special name, but pang of that member.