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17 For prominent navels, in order that surgical measures need not be used, abstinence should first be tried, a clyster to induce a motion, and the following applications to the umbilicus: hemlock and soot 4 grams each; washed white lead 24 grams; washed lead 32 grams; 2 eggs; to these nightshade juice also is added. This ought to be kept on for a long time, the patient meanwhile lying up, and taking food in such moderation that all flatulence[p. 269] is avoided.
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