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1 This has been identified by some writers, Fée says, with the Cucumis flexuosus of Linnæus; but, as he observes, that plant comes originally from India, and it is more than probable that it was not known by the ancients; In addition to which, it is possessed of no medicinal properties whatever. He looks upon it as an indigenous plant not identified.
2 So Dioscorides, B. iv. c. 154.
3 "Morbus regius;" literally, the "royal disease."
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