How to tell all Diseases by the Water (Spell)

From Egyptian Secrets of Albertus Magnus, Joseph H. Peterson edition:

Truthful Discovery by an Old and Celebrated Physician how to tell all Diseases by the Water.

  1. That water which in the surface is lead colored or shows a lead colored circle around the muddy substance, indicates a clodded brain. Also, epilepsy and other troublesome condition of the head.

  2. The water of a person who dies of apoplexy shows a green circle, with blueish bubbles therein, and the circle trem­bles.

  3. A patient having a diseased head, passes water of a lead color. The circle on the surface is also greenish. This is a symptom of death.

  4. A subtile froth of the water, with lead colored surface, in­dicates heat of the lungs, the heart, the breast, and of the liver, while a reddish water always proves a heated liver. Red gravel in the water, without fever and pains in the loins, signifies heat of the liver and kidneys. A cloudy, foaming water, of yellowish and greenish hue, indicates great heat of the liver. Pure blood in the water, accompanied by pains and. severe stitches in the right side, is a sure sign of blood in the liver. A reddish and cloudy water indicates bile in the liver, especially should the water be mixed with matter or pus, and has a very offensive odor. Water mixed with a red and blackish substance, indi­cates a greatly inflamed liver.

  5. A red, thick water, and, when shaken, showing a saffron yellow color, indicates jaundice.

  6. A thick, fattish and white water indicates consumption, while a cloudy, lead-colored water, when the clouds first appear on the bottom, forebodes consumption; and a pale water of a consumptive person is a certain sign of an early death.

  7. If the fever is violent, a blackish water indicates violent headaches and loss of reason. A black water, at the breaking of a fever, which so remaineth until the seventh day, is a foreboding that the patient is recovering from fever. A black water in a fever, while the patient perspires on the head, neck and back, is a sign of early death. A water of greenish color, with a circle around it during a heavy fever, signifies head disease. Reddish, soft gravel in the water, during the pre­valence of a fever, signifies a burnt fluid. A clayish, fatty water, during fevers, is a sign of consumption and marasmus.

  8. If a man is attacked by a violet fever, the water will be very red, and much bad pus oozes out with it.

  9. Irritation, painfulness, heat or difficulty in discharging water, may arise from a variety of causes; but by far the most common is the irritation produced by the presence of bile in .the water caused by a deranged state of the liver.

  10. A water containing a little matter, indicates boils of the kidneys. Red or yellowish curls in the water, show heat in the kidneys. Hair curls in the water, when they are coarse, and soon vanish when the trial glass is shaken, are a criterion of constipation and coarseness, and dingy mould of the kid­neys.

  11. When the water has become scaly and the patient com­plains of spasmodic pains in the abdomen, it is a sign of irregularity in the bowels, and originates from a diseased blad­der. Water containing much pus or matter indicates a boil on the bladder. White, hard water, having a bad odor, in­dicates a diseased bladder. Whitish and hard water, with a sediment on the bottom of the vessel, is a sure sign of gravel in the bladder.

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