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Fistulas, too, insidiously attack all parts of the body, owing to unskilfulness on the part of medical men in the use of the knife. The smaller centaury1 is used for their cure, with the addition of lotions2 and boiled honey: juice of plantago3 is also employed, as an injection; cinquefoil, mixed with salt and honey; ladanum,4 combined with castoreum;5 cotyledon,6 applied hot with stag's marrow; pith of the root of verbascum7 reduced to a liquid state in the shape of a lotion, and injected; root of aristolochia;8 or juice of tithymalos.9

1 See B. xxv. c. 31.

2 "Collyriis."

3 See B. xxv. c. 39

4 See B. xii. c. 37, and c. 30 of this Book.

5 See B. viii. c. 47.

6 See B. xxv. c. 101.

7 See B. xxv. c. 73.

8 See B. xxv. c. 54.

9 See c. 39 of this Book.

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