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Written 400 B.C.E
Translated by Francis Adams
But if the condyloma be higher up, you must examine it with the speculum,
and you should take care not to be deceived by the speculum; for when expanded,
it renders the condyloma level with the surrounding parts, but when contracted,
it shows the tumor right again. It is to be removed by smearing it with
black hellebore on the finger. Then, on the third day, wash it out with
a dry wine. You need not be surprised that there is no discharge of blood
when you remove the condyloma, for neither, if you cut off the hands or
legs at the articulations will there be any flow of blood; but if you cut
them off above or below the joints, you will find there hollow veins which
pour out blood, and you will have difficulty in stopping the bleeding.
In the same manner, the bleeding vein in the anus, if you cut it above
or below the point of separation of the condyloma, will pour forth blood;
but if you take away the condyloma at its junction (with the natural parts?)
there will be no flow of blood. If matters then be thus put to rights,
it will be well; but otherwise burn it, taking care not to touch the place
with the iron, but bringing it close so as to dry it up, and apply the
flos aeris in the urine.