CAP. LV. De Anchilope.
〈 in non-Latin alphabet 〉, is a Tumor between the great corner of the eye and the nose, without any pain, inflammation, or solution of unity, arising from a dull and sluggish humor, (some∣what resembling Honey, and a Pultise) that most commonly is shut up in a little skin or bag.
This disease is hardly cured, because of the delicateness and tenderness of the bone where∣upon the swelling groweth; and because it is so neer unto the eye, that the medicines may endan∣ger the same.
Page 93In the beginning, Emplastrum contra rupturam, or Unguentum de bolo, with a little Opium added, is highly commended, to repel and beat back.
In the increase, Aetius appointeth this remedy; ℞ thuris, ℥ i. myrrhae, ℥ i. ladani, ʒ i. cerae ℥ i. alumin. sciss. ℥ ss. spumae nitri, ℥ ss. Beat these together, and with the grossest part of Oleum irinum make them soft, and fit to be used.