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The exterior callosity with which the flesh of purples is covered, beaten up, unites the sinews, even when they have been severed asunder. It is a good plan, for patients suffering from tetanus, to take sea-calf's rennet in wine, in doses of one obolus, as also fish-glue.1 Persons affected with fits of trembling find much relief from castoreum,2 provided they are well anointed with oil. I find it stated that the surmullet,3 used as an article of diet, acts injuriously upon the sinews.

1 Ichthyocolla. See Chapter 24 of this Book.

2 See Chapter 13 of this Book.

3 See B. ix. c. 30.

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