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In appearance, glands are white and like phlegm; to the touch (they are) like wool. They do not suffer very much trouble, but when they do suffer they make the rest of the body suffer through their own ailment. Their ailments: pustules arise, scrofulous swellings erupt and fever grips the body. There are glands beside the ears and there, on both sides beside the jugulars of the neck; and there are hairs there on both sides. At the armpits there are glands and hairs. Groin and pubic area, just like armpits: glands and hairs. The kidneys too have glands. The neck, with regard to both sides, has glands on both (left and right), and these glands are called 'tonsils'. The glands in the chest are called breasts, and they swell in those producing milk. Women's nature is fine with regard also to the glands.

Keywords: armpits; breasts; glands; groin; kidneys; neck; tonsils



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