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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 9


Another cause is for the member that contracts the disease to be situate below the others,776 whereby the matter increases in the hips and the feet. Another cause is the weakness of the member whence it arises, not on the part of the complexion, but on the part of its weak, rare composition. Another cause is the width and laxity of the passages. The cause whereby the matter runs to the joints, is by reason of their wideness and emptiness, whereby they take the matter to themselves.777