'Medicine is the remedying of the conflicting elements: sickness is the discord of the elements infused in the living body.' 

'You know that medicines when well used restore health to the sick : they will be well used when the doctor together with his understanding of their nature shall understand also what man is, what life is, and what constitution and health are. Know these well and you will know their opposites; and when this is the case you will know well how to devise a remedy.' c.a. 270 r. c 


Take the shell of a filbert, date stones, saxifrage, nettle seed in equal quantities, and make of them a fine powder and mix it with your food after the manner of spice, or take it if you wish in the form of syrup made with white wine which has been warmed. 

Also asparagus or privet or a decoction of red chick peas. c.a. 270 v. b 



Medicine is the remedying of the conflicting elements: sickness is the discord of the elements infused in the living body. Tr. 6 a 

Anyone who suffers from seasickness should drink the sap of wormwood. Tr. 44 a


 Every man desires to acquire wealth in order that he may give it to the doctors, the destroyers of life; therefore they ought to be rich. f 96 v. 

Make them give you their diagnosis and treatment in the case of Sancto and of the other and you will see that men are chosen as physicians for diseases which they do not know. b.m. 147 v. 

Strive to preserve your health; and in this you will the better succeed in proportion as you keep clear of the physicians, for their drugs are a kind of alchemy concerning which there are no fewer books than there are medicines. Fogli a 2 r.