The Compleat Surgeon

The Compleat Surgeon

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Excerpt: ...Fume to be convey'd to the Ulcer thro' a Funnel. The Country People often make use of Potter's-Earth to dry up their Ulcers, with good 167 Success; but then they must must be of a Malignant Nature. The Plaisters are Emplastrum de Betonica, Diasulphuris, Dessiccativum Rubrum, and others; and the Ointments are such as these; Take three Yolks of Egg, half an Ounce of Honey, and a Glass of Wine, and make thereof a mundifying Ointment, according to Art: Otherwise, Take Lime well wash'd and dry'd several times, let it be mingled with the Oil of Line and Bolus, and it will make an excellent Ointment to mundifie and dry; a little Mercury Precipitate may be intermixt (if you please) to augment the drying Quality; and Mercurius Dulcis may be added in the Injections. For Ulcers in the Legs, and Cancerous Ulcers, take Plantain-Water and Allom-Water, or else Spirit of Wine, Unguentum AEgyptiacum, and Treacle; or else an Extract of the Roots of round Birth-Wort made in the Spirit of Wine. Gun-Powder alone dissolv'd in Wine, is of singular Use to wash the Ulcers, and afterwards to wet the Pledgers which are to be apply'd to 'em. But here are two particular and specifick Medicines to mollifie a Cancer. Take Saccharum Saturni, Camphire, and Soot; let 'em be incorporated with the Juice of House-Leek and Plantain, in a Leaden-Mortar; then make a Liniment thereof, and cover the Part affected as lightly as is possible to be done, as with a simple Canvass-Cloth, or a Sheet of Cap-Paper: Or else, 168 Take the destill'd Water of rotten Apples, and mingle it with the Extract of the Roots of round Birth-Wort made in Spirit of Wine; reserving this Liquor to wash the Part, and to make Injections. C H A P. VIII. Of Venereal Diseases. Of the Chaude-pisse or Gonorrhaea. The Signs of this Disease are a painful Distention of the Penis or Yard, and a scalding Pain in making Water, the Urine being pale, whitish, and full of Filaments or little Threads: Sometimes the Testicles more

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  • English
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