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 Emoroides 1. Cap. 54.

*EMoroides be fiue veynes, which stretch out at the arse, of the which veynes come diuers passions and euills, as bolning & swellyng, with-holding, & flixe. And somtime by vertue & strength of kind, superfluities be sent & drawn to the said parts, & the saide veynes beeing broken, the superfluities be thrust out, & the body is deliuered of many sicknesses and euills. But if the flixe and running passeth measure, then come many euils. And when they be held by custome, then followe full great sicknesse and euilles, as Dropsie, Tisike, Madnesse, Melan∣choly. These veynes swell in this man∣ner. The foresayde superfluities & dyrte commeth downe to the mouthes of the veynes, and stoppe and make the sayde mouths thicke: and thereof commeth swellyng. Sometime the mouth of the veynes, be riuen togethers, & made voy∣stous and thicke, with strong drinesse. And sometime they be burnt of Chirur∣gions for too great running, and scarres of the burning are séene, and then they are vnneth opened or neuer.

Sometime the heads of the veynes be stopped by thicknesse of bloud: and somtime opened ouer measure by sharp∣nesse and fléeting of bloud. With too great holding commeth these signes hea∣uinesse of head, palenesse of face, & wan∣nesse, heauinesse of loynes and of ioynts, disposition to Dropsie and to Tisike.

With great fleeting and running, com∣meth feeblenesse and leannesse of bodye, changing of colour and of hiewe, ache & gnawing in the neather part of the bo∣dy. And if it be continuall and passing measure, it bréedeth full great passiens and euills. And if the mouthes of the veynes runne too swiftlye, they shall be stinted with medicines that stint by lyttle and lyttle. But namely if the E∣uill be olde, least the bloud, be sodainlye smit to some member, and then a worse euill is bred thereof. Therefore Hippo∣crates sayth, To them which heale olde Emoroides, but if they leaue one vn∣healed, it is perill. And if they be too lyghtlye cloased, they shall be opened with medicines that soften and open.

Emerodes or pyles,*be veynes in the extreame parts of the longation, to whom doth happen diuers times two sundry passions, the first is lyke teates, and they will bleede, they be very E∣merodes, the other be lyke wartes, and they will itche, and water & smart, and they be named the Pyles: and in the same place doth breed other infirmi∣ties, as the falling out of the funda∣ment, fistels, festures, and Puxe.

These impediments commeth of malitious humours of the mawe, and in the guts.

The powder of ginger, and of a gall, wherewith inke is made, mixt with linseed oyle, & put to the place, is very good.