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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 16


Item amongst the causes of this sickness is pain800 in another part of the body, such as the griefs of childbed, and menstrual pains; stone in the kidneys, torsio (hacking), rugitus (wounding) and tenesmus (piles),801 for when the matter disperses, and resolvent medicaments are applied thereto, they consume part of the matter, and the other part becomes attenuated and mobile, and when the pain is not permitted to remain in that spot, it passes to the empty place nearest to itself, that is it penetrates the joint.802 Item rheum dripping is a cause thereof, and a wrong habit of lying,803 that is one part up and the other part down, or lying on an over-hard place.