Take lapis infernalis and mix therewith of distilled oil of tobacco as much as will make an ointment. Keep it in a dry place.
If you would provoke vomiting, anoint the pit of the stomach with five or six grains thereof, and the party will presently vomit, and as much as with taking of vomit.
If you would provoke to loosness, anoint about the navel therewith, and the patient will presently fall into a loosness.
Note that you must give the patient some warm suppings all the time this medicine is working. Note also, and that especially, that you let not the ointment lie so long as to cauterize the part to which it is applied.
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