The Art of Physick
Section C. Of things Preternatural
Dean. Thus far of things Natural and Not Natural; it remains behind to treat of things Preternatural. What are Preternatural Things?
Cand. Those things which destroy the Natural Constitution of the Body of Man, are called Affections, of such Postures of Evil under which the Body suffers; which being by the Greeks called Pathe, therefore the Learning which handles these Affections, is called Pathology.
D. How many Preternatural Affections are there?
C. Three: The Disease, the Cause, and the Symptoms. In regard that every Affection of the Body receding from its natural Constitution, is either a Disease, or a cause of Disease, or a Symptom; as Galen testifies, l. 1. De Diff Symp.
D. How are they distinguished one from another?
C. That Affection which hinders the Action, is called a Disease; if any thing follow this, a Symptoms; that which occasions it, the Cause.
The Art Of Physick
OF THE 7 NATURALS
Introduction to the 7 Naturals
OF THE 6 NOT-NATURALS
(Preservation of Health)
Introduction to the 6 Not-Naturals
1. Ambient Air
2. Food and Drink
3. Sleep and Waking
4a. Exercise &
6. Emotions (Passions of the Mind)
OF THE 3 PRETER-NATURALS
3a. Symptoms &