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somewhat the more diligent in it. I shall delivei
1. To the vulgar.
2. To such as study astrology; or such as study
1st. To the vulgar. Kind souls, I am sorry it hath
been your hard mishap to have been so long trained
in such Egyptian darkness, even darkness wliich to
your sorrow may be felt. The vulgar road of physic
is not my practice, and I am therefore the more unfit
to give you advice. I have now published a little
book, (Galen's Art of Physic) wliich will fully in¬
struct you, not only in the knowledge of your own
bodies, but also in fit medicines to remedy each part
of it when afflicted; in the mean season take these
few rules to stay your stomachs.
1. With the disease regard the cause, and the part
ofthe body afflicted ; for example, suppose a woman
to be subject to miscarry through wind, thus do:
(I.) Look abortion in the table of d iseases, and you
shall be directed by that how many herbs prevent
(2.) Look wind in the same table and you shall see
how many of these herbs expel wind.
These are the herbs medicinal for your grief.
2. In all diseases strengthen the part of the body
3. In mixed diseases there lies some difficulty, for
sometimes two parts of the body are afflicted with
contrary humours, as sometimes the liver is afflicted
with choler and water, as when a man hath had the
dropsy and yellow jaundice ; and this is usually mor¬
In the former, suppose the brain to be too cold and
moist, and the liver to be hot and dry; thus do:
1. Keep your head outwardly warm.
2. Accustom yourself to the smell of hot herbs.
3. Take a pill that heats the head at night going