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 Spuing. Chap. 47.

*SPuing is a violent casting of meat, and of drinke, & of humours, out of the stomack, and commeth in this wise: either by strength of kinde, or by some accident of lykenesse: and somtime superfluitie of hot humours abounde in the stomacke, and sometime of cold hu∣mours: And sometime heate maketh sée∣thing in the stomacke, and dissolueth and departeth humours, and putteth them out, and that out putting is spuing.

As a strong colde in the mouth of the stomacke, by strength of pressing, put∣teth downeward meate and drinke, and is cause of out putting beneth foorth, so heate that hath the masterye, mooueth meat and drinke and humours vpward, and is sometime cause of out putting a∣boue foorth. And sometime is caused superfluitie of meate and of drinke, the which when kinde may not rule it and defie it, she putteth it awaye, and dely∣uereth her selfe thereof, as of thinges which grieue and noy her. And somtime it commeth of qualitie of meate or of drinke, and of sharpnesse & biting therof, that pricke and bite the sinewes of the stomacke, and excite spiewing. And som∣time it commeth of féeblenesse of ver∣tue of with-holding, and strength of the vertue of out putting: So that the sto∣macke may not holde for straightnesse, foode that is receiued: and therefore it ca∣steth it out. And sometime it commeth of strength and biting of medicine: and sometime spuing commeth when the neather partes of the wombe bée stron∣ger, and putteth the superfluities therof vpwarde to the ouer partes. And kinde maye not holde them, but hath abhomi∣nation and abhorreth them, and put∣teth them out by spuing. Also some∣time it happeneth by pressing and rea∣ring of the stomacke by noyfull compa∣ny of other members, when they bée by casualtie gréened, as of the mother. And so oft spuing is a token and a signe, that a woman goeth with childe, as Galen sayth. Spuing is good when it commeth of the vertue and working of kinde, or when it commeth as it shoulde, and when it must bée done by help of medicine: and when it commeth in the day of chaunging, and the patient is reléeued thereby. Good spuing clean∣seth the stomacke, and helpeth and ser∣ueth the vertue of digestion: and dischar∣geth all kind, and reléeueth all the body of man of full many sicknesses and euils. And doth the contrarye if it be not good. And kindly before all spuing, general∣lye commeth moouing and quaking of lippes, and forcing and anguishe of the spirituall members, wambling and Page  [unnumbered] abhomination, opening of the mouth, stretching of the tongue, stretching of veines, of pipes, and of sinewes, teares in the eyen, running out of sweate, chaunging of the throate, and bitternesse and infection of the tongue, of the palat, and of the mouth. Then if spuing bée néedfull, be it excited: and if it be to much and noyfull, bée it restrained and let. A∣gainst spuing that commeth of colde cause helpeth hot medicines and con∣formatiue, both electuaries and oynt∣ments, as Diacetontem calidum, Dya∣ciminum, and other such. And against an hot cause helpeth colde medicines and drie, withholding and constraining me∣dicines, as Zuchara, Rosacea, Diaradon, T••osandall, and other such.

*Inuoluntarie comming of this dis∣ease, is by mallice of the stomacke.