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1 See B. xvi. c. 29. The bark of the elm, like that of most other trees, has certain astringent properties.
2 Fée says that it is only some few years since the inner bark of the elm was sometimes prescribed medicinally, but that it has now completely fallen into disuse. All that Pliny says here of the virtues of the elm is entirely suppositions.
3 A kind of honey-dew, no doubt.
4 "Cauliculi foliorum primi."
5 "Extrahuntque per fistulas."
6 In B. xvi. c. 74.
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