Batman vppon Bartholome his booke De proprietatibus rerum, newly corrected, enlarged and amended: with such additions as are requisite, vnto euery seuerall booke: taken foorth of the most approued authors, the like heretofore not translated in English. Profitable for all estates, as well for the benefite of the mind as the bodie. 1582.
Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, 13th cent., Trevisa, John, d. 1402., Batman, Stephen, d. 1584.

¶Of the difficultie of brea∣thing. Cap. 29.

DIfficultie and hardnesse of brething,* is called Asma, and commeth of dou∣ble cause. Of drinesse that straineth the lungs: for when ye lunges cannot fréely open and close, there followeth Asma: or when the lunges to let by some hu∣mour that is gathered in the vttermost parts of the lunges, they are pressed and wrong therewith, that they maye not freely open and close, and then is a man∣ner Asma, that is called Sanguissugiu••, and hath that name of Sanguisluga, of a bloder, or of a leach: for with vyolence it draweth ayre to coole the heart. Som∣time is much humour within the pipes of the lunges, which letteth and stoppeth the lunges, that they may not fréely bée closed, and then it is called Anhelitus: for in this manner, trauayleth the pati∣ent in out putting of breath. Sometime is much humour within and without, wherfore the lungs maye not fréely close and open: and then is that same man∣ner of Asma,* ralled Ortonia, euennesse of breathing, for the pacient trauayleth lyke much in drawing in and putting out of breath.* And so are there thée manner of Asinis, difficultie of breath∣ing, as humours let the lunges in thrée manners. If it commeth of drinesse and heate, it must be holpe with Oynt∣mentes, Electuaries and Syrops. colde and moyst, and againe ward. Looke in Plato.

This infirmitie commeth by tough fleame being in the pipes,*or els that there is some fault in the lunges, that may be putrified, the sirop of Isop is good: but beware of cheese, nuts, and new bread crusts.