Jean Corbechon, Livre des propriétés des choses

Book 7: On diseases

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The seventh book, which concerns diseases and their remedies, has 69 chapters. It opens with an image of a physician with scholars and patients. The author discusses a range of ailments and their symptoms and remedies, including epilepsy, paralysis, leprosy, gout, bad breath, rabies, and different types of fevers. A short section (Chapter 11) is devoted to sneezing.