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CHAP. II. Of the Method and Medicines proper for first Intention

A to deftroy their Vifcidity and Glewrtnefsy and to make them fufficiently thin, and fit to flow in the fmall Veifels with Eafe, thofe Medicines are chiefly to be chofen, which either by their own Nature are the moft attivey by the Figure o f their Par­ ticles, are the moft iharp and dividing, by their Weight are endu’d with the greateft Force and Momentum; or laftly, which by Experience are found (without knowing a Jteafon why) to be the moft effectual fop producing thefe Ends.