Full text: Medicina Statica

Sett . I . Of Infenfible Perfpiration . 119 
Veflels , will likcwife alter the Textures and Cohe - fions of the Blood , by giving it a greater or leffer Degree of Motion than it had before . Where fore the Spirits arc diftemper'd , that is , when the Solids are not duly fupply'd with that peculiar Fluid , which is necefiary to maintain their Elafticity , their Contractions will be changed , and the Blood confe - qucntly altcr'd in fuch a Manner as may difpofe its Parts to more forcible Attrapions and Cohefions , by which fuch Grumes and Stagnations arc rated ; but if the Conftitution is itrong enough to keep on the Circulation for fome Time , they will gradually be thrown upon fome particular part , and collected in a coniidcrable Quantity , fo as to form thofe Tumours - , and in fuch there is much the greateíl Likelihood of Recovery , becaufc by thofe Difcharges , the Blood will the fooner recover its tural Conftitution : Whereas , when it is not fo thrown oft " , it is a great Chance but it induces a total Stagnation , which is Death . 
" There arc two Ways of checking a Peftilence ; " one is by removing thofe who are found to diftant " Places - , and the other , by giving Room to the " Infe & ed , to air themfelves : The latter likewife is " to be done two Ways - , by not confining the in - ' " fefted to places difagrecable to them - , and by not 44 burning their Houíhold - ítuff . 
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Explanation . ] We are here again under fome Ob - fcunty , in what is meant by Burning of Houfiold - fiujf , 
S for it is not eafy to conceive how that can propagate a Contagion , unlefs by fcattering the infeétious ticles , but this is not eafy to conceive in molt Cafes , and Experience has confirm'd the Advantage of Fire in many Initances of this Diitempcr . 
I 4 APH .

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