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Author: Massaria, Alessandro, 1510-1598.
Title: De morbis fœmineis, the womans counsellour: or, The feminine physitian.: Modestly treating of such occult accidents, and secret diseases, as are incident to that sex, which their too much modesty, too often to their sorrow, causes them to conceal from others, for a remedy whereof, they are here taught to be their own helpers; especially in these particulars: of barrenness and abortion: of natural, and unnatural births: of the suppression of the termes, the immoderate flux thereof, and other infirmities. Dicereque puduit, scribere jussit. With a brief appendix, touching the kindes, causes, and cures of dropsies, and tympanies of all sorts. / Translated out of Massarius de morbis mulier. By R.T. philomathēs.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: De morbis fœmineis, the womans counsellour: or, The feminine physitian.: Modestly treating of such occult accidents, and secret diseases, as are incident to that sex, which their too much modesty, too often to their sorrow, causes them to conceal from others, for a remedy whereof, they are here taught to be their own helpers; especially in these particulars: of barrenness and abortion: of natural, and unnatural births: of the suppression of the termes, the immoderate flux thereof, and other infirmities. Dicereque puduit, scribere jussit. With a brief appendix, touching the kindes, causes, and cures of dropsies, and tympanies of all sorts. / Translated out of Massarius de morbis mulier. By R.T. philomathēs.
Massaria, Alessandro, 1510-1598., Turner, Robert, fl. 1654-1665.

London: Printed for John Streater, and are to be sold by the booksellers in London, 1657.
Alternate titles: Praelectiones de morbis mulierum. English
Subject terms:
Medicine
Women -- Diseases
Women -- Diagnosis
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A88902.0001.001

Contents
title page
To the Reader.
A TABLE OF THE Contents of the Chapters.
THE WOMANS COUNSELLOUR.
Chap. I. Of Womens diseases in generall.
Chap. II. Of the Menstrua or Terms.
Chap. III. Of the stopping, or suppression of the Terms.
A Glister for the stopping the Terms.
A proper Receipt thereof may be thus, to provoke the Terms.
Another.
Another excellent, is this.
A Syrup to Concoct, and prepare the humours, to provoke the Terms.
Fumes to be burnt to move the Terms are,
Things by nature cool, which move the Terms, are,
A Syrup to take away the Obstructions in the Body, which hinder the Terms.
Another for the same.
To provoke the Terms strongly.
Common Sirups whith remove obstructi∣ons of the Terms, are,
A Laxative to open the Body, and purge superfluous humours.
Another for the same.
Another.
Another to move the Terms.
A Syrup to provoke the Terms.
A Trochis to move the Terms.
Wines good to provoke the Terms.
Confections good for this Disease are,
Pills to move the Terms.
Others for the same.
Pills to procure the Terms.
A Bath or Lotion for the Terms.
A Pessary for the Terms.
An Aromatick Pessary to draw down the Flowers.
A Pessary to move the Terms.
A Fumigation to procure the Terms.
An Oyl good to bring down the Flowers.
A Plaister to apply, to move the Terms.
An Ointment for the same.
A Plaister for the same.
Chap. IIII. Of the immoderate Flux of the Terms.
First, Observe these Rules.
A Sirrup to stay the immoderate Flux of the Termes.
An Electuary for the same.
A Bolus for the same.
A Powder to stay the immoderate Flux of the Terms.
Another Powder for the same.
An Electuary for the same.
Another Electuary to stay the Flowers.
A Confection for the same.
Another for the same.
For the same.
A Clyster to stay the immoderate Flux of the Terms.
A Pessary, to stop the excessive Course of the Terms.
An Injection to stay the Flux of the Terms.
A Pessary for the same.
A Cataplasme for the same, or a Pultis, which you please to call it.
A precious salve to stay the immoderate Flux of Womens Courses.
Chap. V. Of the Flux of the Womb, or the Whites in Women.
An Electuary to purge the Reins.
A Clyster for the Whites, through heat, or running of the Reyns.
A Confection for the same.
An excellent Sirrup for the same.
Drinks and Waters good for this Disease.
An Oyntment for the same, called, Unguentum sandalinum.
A Salve for the same Disease.
Another Confection, very good for the same.
A Powder also excellent for the same.
For the Whites.
Another for the same, or Reds.
A Pessary for the whites in Women.
Chap. VI. Of the fits of the Mother, or suffo∣cation, or drawing up of the Matrix.
A Powder to be used in the nature of a Pessary, against the suffocation of the Matrix, or fits of the Mother.
Another for the same.
A Fumigation for this Disease.
A Confection against the fits of the Mother.
Chap. VII. Of the falling down of the Womb.
A Fume for the falling down of the womb.
Another for the same.
A Fume for the same by a De∣coction.
A Fomentation for the same.
An Oyntment for the falling down of the VVomb.
Another Ointment for the same.
A Pessary for the same.
A Plaister for the descension of the Ma∣trix, to keep it from going any further out of the Body.
Another Plaister for the same.
A Bath for the falling down of the Matrix.
For pain in the Matrix, through wind.
For the same, and to prevent Mis∣carriages.
For the same.
For an Impostume in the Maetrix, a Pessary.
An Injection to cleanse the Matrix.
For the same.
A Bath to incarnate the flesh in the Matrix, after it is clean sed from all uncleannesse.
Another for the same use.
A Pessary, to mollifie the hardness and pain between the Navel and the Matrix.
For Cankers, and Ulcers of the Womb, a purging Potion.
Another Potion for the same, to be used many dayes together to cleanse the Matrix.
A Pessary for Ulcers in the Womb.
An Injection for Ulcers in the Womb.
Another more strong for the same.
Another to dry the Ulcers.
For a Vein broken in the Ulcer.
A Bath for the Reins, very good for Ul∣cers or Cankers therein.
Chap. VIII. Of natural Conceptions.
A Confection, to cause fruitfulnesse in Man or Woman.
A Powder for the same, to be strewed on meat.
Another Confection for the same.
A Porionto further Conception in a Woman.
A Bath for the same.
A Confection to further fruitfulness in Men, and Conception in Women.
Chap. IX. Of Barrenness.
Another way to know whether a woman be fruitful
Another experiment for the same.
If the barrenness be proceeding from a hot cause, then take these directions.
To further Conception, and take away barrenness proceeding of hot causes.
A Purge against Barrenness through heat.
Another for the same.
Pills against Barrenness.
A Confection profitable against barrennes.
To encrease natural seed.
Roots good to increase the natu∣ral Seed.
Spices commodious to stir up Venery are,
Of Compositions, these Confections fol∣lowing are good to increase the natural Seed.
Lozinges, or a Confection to increase the naturall Seed.
Another for the same.
For the weakness, and debility of the yard of a man, use this Oyntment.
Another Oyntment for the same.
Another for the same.
Remedies against barrenness in Women, through Cold.
To cleanse the womb from moysture.
A Bath for the same.
Another Bath for the same, wherein the Woman may either bathe her whole body, or sit in it up to the middle.
A Confection good against barrenness, caused through too much coldness, and moysture in the womb.
To dry a moyst and slippery womb.
An Oyntment for the same.
A Plaister to comfort the womb against barrenness.
For a Fame, these Troches following may be taken.
A Pessary for the same.
Chap. X. Of monstrous and unnatural Con∣ceptions.
Chap. XI. Of the unnatural fleshy Conception in the womb, called Mola.
A Sirrup for the same.
A Bolus.
A Confection for the same.
An excellent potion for this Disease.
A Trochis.
Pills for the Mola.
A Bath for the same.
Chap. XII. Of the weakness of Children in the Womb.
Another for the same.
Another for the same.
A Plaister to remedy the corrupt humours.
Another excellent good Plaister to streng∣then Women with Child, that do not use to go out half their times.
Chap. XIII. Of Mischances, and to prevent the same.
A Pessary excellent good for the same.
An Oyntment to strengthen Women with Child.
Another Oyntment for the same.
A Plaister for the same.
For an Ague in Women with Child.
To prevent miscarriage through wind.
Chap. XIIII. To expell and drive out the dead Childe.
Pills to expel a dead Child.
Another for the same.
A Fume to expel the dead Child.
A Bath to expel a dead Child.
Chap. XV. Of hard Labour, and means to pro∣cure easie Delivery.
A most excellent Plaister to strengthen women with child, to wear all the time they be with child,
A Bath good for women with Child when they draw near their time, to procure easie delivery.
A preparative Salve to cause easy deli∣very in Child bearing women.
Another Ointment for the same.
An excellent Powder for women in tra∣vel with Child-bearing.
Another for the same.
Pills for the same.
Another for the same.
An excellent Medicine to procure ea∣sie delivery in women.
Another for the same.
To expel the Secundine or after-Birth.
To ease the After-throws.
To stay the excessive flood after the Birth.
A Confection for an excessive flood in Women lying in Child-bed.
For the same, use this Powder following.
Lozinges very effectual for the same.
Chap. XVI. Of the superfluity of Milk; and other accidents happening after the Birth.
To dry up the milk.
For the same.
For clotted, or congealed milk in the Breasts.
For congealed milk, and pain in the Brests.
A Salve to dissolve congealed milk in the Breasts.
For milk congealed with Inflammation in the breasts.
A good Plaister to dissolve hard knots in the breast.
For hardness, and inflammation in the breasts through congealed milk, A Pultis.
Another for the same.
For Tumors, or swelling of the breast.
Another Medicine for swelling in the breasts, much profitable and easie to be had.
A Plaister for the same.
For Impostumations in the breast.
An excellent Plaister to consume and cleanse all swellings of the breasts; and also of other members.
A Plaister for the Fistula.
For Clefts, or Chops of the Nipples.
Chap. XVII. Shewing means and Remedies for those Nurses that went milk.
AN APPENDIX TOUCHING The DROPSY.
A Confection for the watery Dropsy.
Another for the same.
Pills for the same.
Of another kinde of Dropsy called Ascites.
A Syrup for the Dropsy through heat of the Liver, and to quench the thirsty desires of the Pa∣tient in that disease.
A purging Potion for the dry Dropsy.
A Clyster for the Dropsie.
For the same another Clister more loosening.
For this Dropsy, and all other kinds, and also for the Green sicknesse too, these Pills following, are excellent.
For the same.
For the swelling of the privy members in this Disease, this Salve follow∣ing is to be used.
For the same.
Of the kind of Dropsie, called Tym∣panies.
A Suppository for the same.
A Plaister for the same effectual.
A Clister effectual for the same,
A Syrup for the Dropsy.