Tes iatrikes kartos, or, A treatise de morborum capitis essentiis & pronosticis adorned with above three hundred choice and rare observations ...
Bayfield, Robert, b. 1629.

CAP. CVI. De Labiorum Fissuris.

FIssurae, Fissures or Clefts, are a solution of the continuity of the lips, by overmuch dryness and extension.

Page  157Labiorum fissurae non planè negligendae. Nam si diu durent in ulcera crustosa, aliquando etiam cance∣rosa, degenerant.

They are cured by correcting the dryness with those things that humectate and moisten, and by uniting of the dissolved union. For this purpose we prescribe that fat which distilleth out of those wooden spoons used in kitchings, if they be put neer unto the fire: And if the chaps or clefts be somewhat deep, adipe anserino & caponis illiniri debent.

Si à frigore externo sit fissara, solo unguento po∣mato albo labia inungere sufsicit.