L. And for such as need a quick reinforcement, a
liquid remedy is best for recovery of power ; for such
as need a quicker, a remedy through smell ; for
those who need a slower reinforcement, solid
LI. Muscles being more solid waste less easily
than other parts, save bone and sinew. Parts that
have been exercised resist change, being according
to their kind stronger than they otherwise would
have been, and therefore less liable to waste.
LII. Pus comes from flesh ; pus-like lymph comes
from blood and moisture generally. Pus is nutriment
for a sore ; lymph is nutriment for vein and
LIII. Marrow nutriment of bone, and through this
a callus forms.
LIV. Power gives to all things increase, nourishment
LV. Moisture the vehicle of nutriment.