The second partial thing mentioned, is accomplished by appropriate evacuations; but administer not strong purging at the beginning of the matter, lest the force turn to weakness; nor draw off the thin things and leave the gross undrawn. Give the sick man a laxative clyster at first, if he have constipation.
[rx ] centaury, and the two kinds of mallows, mercurial, southernwood, rue, an equal quantity. of each: boil, and add drachmiii of common oil; drachm (?) ix, salt610 and bran; and drachm1 ½ of hiera pikra Galeni. Make of these up to a pound and a half, and the matter may be digested again separately by degrees.611