from The Century Dictionary.
- Possessing the power of auto-inoculation; capable of being propagated by auto-inoculation: as, an auto-inoculable disease.
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It is contagious, the contents of the lesions being inoculable and auto-inoculable.
Treatment consists in the destruction of the auto-inoculable properties of the contents of the lesions; this is effected by removing the crusts by means of warm water-and-soap washings, and subsequently rubbing in an ointment of ammoniated mercury, ten to twenty grains to the ounce.