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Written 400 B.C.E
Translated by Francis Adams
Such cases are to be treated with compresses and vinous applications, as
formerly laid down regarding bones which will separate. We must avoid wetting
it at the beginning with anything cold; for there is danger of febrile
rigors, and also of convulsions; for convulsions are induced by cold things,
and also sometimes by wounds. It is proper to know that the members are
necessarily shortened in those cases in which the bones have been broken,
and have healed the one across the other, and in those cases in which the
whole circle of the bone has become detached.