In the first place, then, when you see any such tubercle formed, you
must cut it open while still unripe, before it suppurate and burst
into the rectum. But if a fistula be already formed when you undertake
the case, take a stalk of fresh garlic, and having laid the man on
his back, and separated his thighs on both sides, push down the stalk
as far as it will go, and thereby measure the depth of the fistula.
Then, having bruised the root of seseli to a very fine powder, and
poured in some water, let it macerate for four days, and, mixing the
water with honey, let the patient drink it, fasting, to the amount
of three cyathi, and at the same time purge away the ascarides. Those
who are left without treatment die.