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Written 400 B.C.E
Translated by Francis Adams
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.