XLIII. Nutriment of bones after breaking ; for
the nostril, twice five ; for jaw, collar-bone and ribs,
twice this ; for the fore-arm, thrice ; for the leg and
upper-arm, four times ; for the thigh, five times ;
there may be, however, in these a little more or less.
XLIV. Blood is liquid and blood is solid. Liquid
blood is good, liquid blood is bad. Solid blood is
good, solid blood is bad. All things are good or bad
XLV. The way up, down.
XLVI. Power of nutriment superior to mass ; mass
of nutriment superior to power ; both in moist things
and in dry.
XLVII. It takes away and adds not the same
thing ; it takes away from one, and adds to another,
the same thing.
XLVIII. Pulsations of veins and breathing of the
lungs according to age, harmonious and unharmonious,
signs of disease and of health, and
of health more than of disease, and of disease
more than of health. For breath too is nutriment.
XLIX. Liquid nutriment more easily changed
than solid ; solid nutriment more easily changed
than liquid. That which is hardly altered is hard of
digestion, and that which is easily added is easy of