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Written 400 B.C.E
Translated by Francis Adams
The swellings which arise in the ham, at the foot, or in any other part
from the pressure, should be well wrapped in unscoured and carded wool,
washed with wine and oil, and anointed with cerate, before bandaging; and
if the splints give pain they should be slackened. You may sooner reduce
the swellings, by laying aside the splints, and applying plenty of bandages
to them, beginning from below and rolling upward; for thus the swellings
will be most speedily reduced, and the humors be propelled to the parts
above the former bandages. But this form of bandaging must not be used
unless there be danger of vesications or blackening in the swelling, and
nothing of the kind occurs unless the fracture be bound too tight, or unless
the limb be allowed to hang, or it be rubbed with the hand, or some other
thing of an irritant nature be applied to the skin.