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 Lientaria. Cap. 51.

LIenteria is a flix of the wombe,* with out passing of meate & drinke, with∣out digestion, and without any changing made in meate or in drinke: but right as it is taken, so it passeth out at ye nea∣ther ende. And commeth sometime of shauing of the dennes and foldings in the stomacke: and therfore the stomack may not with-hold meate and drinke.

And sometime it commeth of gleymie and fleamatike humours, that cleaue to the foldings of the guts and stomacke. And sometime of a postume, for then the stomacke is grieued with meate and drinke: and therefore by doing of kind, the stomacke is moued to put out meate and drinke, ere it be deffed. This euill shall be cured as the foresaid euill that is called Dissenteria. Diarria is a sim∣ple flixe of the wombe, with but pas∣sing of defied meate and drinke, with∣out bloudie dirte: and commeth some∣time of multitude of meate and drinke, and of fléeting and sharpnesse thereof: and sometime of Cholera, which hath default in quantitie more than in qualy∣tie: for if the default were in qualitie, then the flixe shuld be called rather Dis∣senteria,Page  [unnumbered] than Diarria. And sometime it commeth of humours, which runne and fleete from the head to the guts, and ey∣ther biteth them or maketh them slipper: and then the patient shiteth foame with blowen belles, as Hyppocrates saith, They that haue seamie dirte in the flixe that is called Diarria, haue fleame run∣ning from the head. This flixe is cured by scarce dyet, for multitude of meat and drinke is the cause. If it commeth of sharpnesse of humoures, men shall giue medicines that coole and moyst.

And if it commeth of humours that fléete from the head, men shall giue such as destroyeth Fleame, and maketh it stint.

*This infirmitie doth come of sodain sliding of the meate out of the sto∣macke, the mawe and the guts, without perfect decoction and digestion.