Full text: Medicina Statica

Of VENEREAL DISEASES . 459 
In all Conditions however , and Circumftances of this Diftemper , the common way of Living , fug - gefted in the preceding Ejjay , muft be of fervice , and more particularly a frequent ufe of Antifcorbutick and Diuretick Herbs , in Broth , Sallads , and nary Food , as well as in medicinal Prelcriptions . 
E S S A Y VII . Of Venereal Diseases . 
HE REI intend to be confined to that State ly of what commonly goes under this Name , wherein the whole Habit is tainted , fo far as to threaten the Infection even to Pofterity - , for as to dinary Gonorrbxa's , they come but little into that dition of Di ( temperature , which I am endeavouring in thefe Ejjay s to give fome ufeful Hints about , though even in that , thus much may not be amiis tranliently to obferve , that the ufual Method of ftrong Purging , fecms extremely detrimental , as it ferves neither any Purpole as to the Extirpation of the Infection , or to obviate any Mifchiefs from the morbid Matter , by lefiening its Virulency ; for the Seat of the Contagion lies out of the way of fuch Medicine's Operation ; nor is there the lead Fitnefs in the things commonly given by the ordinary Dabblers in Wickednefs and Mercury to weaken the Effects of the original Taint - , but they rather exhauit the VefTels of their natural Balfamick Moifture , and give room for a more fpeedy Derivation of the diitemperM Matter into the Habit ; befides the Damage they bring upon the Solids , by weakning and overitrain - ing their Springs . 
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