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Arabian1 stone resembles ivory in appearance; and in a calcined state it is employed as a dentifrice.2 It is particularly useful for the cure of hæmorrhoidal swellings, applied either in lint or by the aid of linen pledgets.

1 Probably of a similar nature to the Samian stone.

2 Pumice is still used as the basis of a dentifrice, but it destroys the enamel of the teeth.

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