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For the cure of erysipelas, aizoüm1 is used, or else pounded leaves of hemlock, or root of mandragora;2 this last being cut into round slices like cucumber and suspended over must,3 after which it is hung up in the smoke, and then pounded in wine or vinegar. It is a good plan too to use fomentations with myrtle wine: two ounces of mint beaten up in vinegar with one ounce of live sulphur, form a mixture sometimes employed; as also soot mixed with vinegar.

There are several kinds of erysipelas, one in particular which attacks the middle of the body, and is known as "zoster:"4 should it entirely surround the body, its effects are fatal. For this disease, plantago5 is remedial, mixed with Cimolian6 chalk; vervain, used by itself; or root of persolata.7 For other kinds of erysipelas of a spreading nature, root of cotyledon8 is used, mixed with honied wine; aizoüm also,9 or juice of linozostis,10 in combination with vinegar.

1 See B. xxv. c. 102.

2 See B. xxv. c. 94.

3 Or Grape-juice.

4 The "belt"—known to us as "shingles."

5 See B. xxv. c. 39.

6 See B. xxxv. c. 57.

7 See B. xxv. c. 66.

8 See B. xxv. c. 101.

9 See B. xxv. c. 102.

10 See B. xxv. c. 18.

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