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There are boils also, known as "furunculi,"1 which make their appearance indiscriminately on all parts of the body, and are productive of the greatest inconvenience: sometimes indeed, when the constitution is exhausted, they are fatal in their effects. For their cure, leaves of pycnocomon2 are employed, beaten up with polenta,3 if the boil has not come to a head. They are dispersed also by an application of leaves of ephedron.4

1 "Little thieves," literally.

2 See c. 36 of this Book.

3 See B. xviii. c. 14.

4 See c. 83 of this Book.

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