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2.1.4.2

2.14:9–11,a,b. Hippocrates, Opera (1526), p. 476.

16. Stultorum … celat . 'The false shame of fools conceals the uncured wounds'; Horace, Epist. 1.16.24.

19. Pars … (Seneca) . Phaedra 249.

21–2. Qui blandiendo … jugum . Ibid., ll. 134–5.

24–5,d. Helleborum … morbo . Persius 3.63–4.

31. extenuation. Underrating.

2.15:10–12,e. Barbarâ … accersunt . This sentence has not been found in De anima or in Magirus' commentary upon it. With the pg 92sentiment, cf. Oratio 146, 'De arte medica', Opera, ed. Bretschneider (1844), vol. xii.

13. profuse. Free, liberal.

19–20,f. Melancholicorum … sunt . Scholtzius, Consilia 179 ((1610), col. 512).

21–2,g. Mercurialis … Physicke . Liber responsorum, p. 218.

note h. Oportet … desperet . Cf. 'Oportet autem aegrotantibus perpetuo, etiam si ipse desperes, salutem polliceri, neque vel deploratis animum devovendi occasionem unquam permittere'; the 46th of Sarapion the elder's aphorisms (Jani Damasceni … Therapeuticae Methodi … libri VII (1543), p. 7).

Nullum … imaginationis . 'No medicine is effective, unless the doctor himself is of strong imagination'; cf. 2.4:4–6. The same ideas are found developed at length in 1.2.3.2.

note i. Quoniam … continet . De doctrina promiscua (1548), p. 137.

note j. Spes … medicina . Cf. Arnaldus de Villa Nova in his De simplicibus 83: 'Quia dicit Galen primo prognosticorum, Quod bona confidentia & spes plus valent, quam medicina: Ille enim plures sanat, de quo plures confidunt …' ('Which is why Galen says in Prognostics 1 that good confidence and hope are more effective than medicine; for he cures more in whom more have trust'; Opera, cols. 379–80). This passage is reproduced by Penottus in De denario medico,of which Burton is making use in this section, and is a favourite quotation in discussions of this nature; it is quoted by Galeottus in the passage just referred to. Cf. 1.254:1–13 and note o. The ultimate source is Galen's Commentary on Hippocrates' Prognosticon, 1.2.

30–1. Axiochus … health . In the pseudo-Platonic dialogue Axiochosthe hero is not restored to health, but becomes reconciled to the idea of death after listening to Socrates' arguments.

31–16:1 Paracelsus … worth . The source may be De origine morborum invisibilium 1 (Opera, i. 195ff.); cf. 2.210:3–5.

2.16:k. Fælicior … Ethnicorum . 'More successful in medicine because of the pagans' trust': cf. Paracelsus, Paramirum 5.8.

3–4, 1. Æger … cadit . Sarapion the elder, Methodus (1543), p. 11.

note m. Nihil … tentantur . Seneca, Epist. 2.3.

7–12,n. Crato … cured . The consilium referred to is no. 186 of Scholtz's Consilia Medicinalia (cols. 552–3).

note o. Dum ad … prosunt . Consultationes, col. 73.

note p. Imprimis nihil ex, &c. Ibid., col. 59.

note q. Si curari … effectum . Ibid., col. 73 (summarized).

note r. Ægritudine … incurabiles . Ibid., col. 550 (summarized).

note s. Non ad … dare . Ibid.

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25. to try conclusions. To experiment.

receipt. Prescription.

27. conducing. Effective, beneficial.

28–17:5,t. In the younger Joachim Camerarius' Symbola et emblemata this is Cent. 2, no. 74 (ii. 76 r)

2.17:u. In libellis … venenum . From the 'Admonitio ad Lectorem' prefixed to Penottus' De denario medico, p. 15.

7–14,v. Valleriola, after telling the story of the Neapolitan Giovanni Baptista (Observationes medicinales 3.2), quotes the second but not the third of the elder Sarapion's aphorisms (p. 251).

note w. Hœc omnia … afficietur Consultationes, cols. 58–9.

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