When the gut protrudes and will not remain in its place, scrape the
finest and most compact silphium (assafoetida?
) into small pieces
and apply as a cataplasm, and apply a sternutatory medicine to the
nose and provoke sneezing, and having moistened pomegranate rind with
hot water, and having powdered alum in white wine, pour it on the
gut, then apply rags, bind the thighs together for three days, and
let the patient fast, only he may drink sweet wine. If even thus matters
do not proceed properly, having mixed vermillion with honey, anoint.