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  • n. Plural form of cataplasm.


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  • When, therefore, incision is made in the ear, all sorts of cataplasms and pledges should be avoided, and it is to be treated either with applications for recent wounds, or anything else which is neither heavy nor will occasion pain, for if the cartilage be laid bare and abscesses form, the case will be troublesome; this happens from such modes of treatment.

    On The Articulations

  • With regard to cataplasms, the heaviest, on the whole, are the worst; but almost all kinds are bad, form abscesses, occasion an increase of humors, and afterward troublesome suppurations; and a fractured ear stands in less need of such applications than any other part; the most ready, if required, is the paste of meal, but neither should it have weight.

    On The Articulations

  • Neither do certain ulcers admit of cataplasms, and this is the case with the recent rather than the old, and with those situated in joints.

    On Ulcers

  • Swellings which arise on the feet, either spontaneously or otherwise, when neither the swellings nor the inflammation subside under the use of cataplasms, and although sponges or wool, or anything else be bound upon the sound part; but the swelling and inflammation return of themselves again, an influx of blood into the veins is the cause, when not occasioned by a bruise.

    On Ulcers

  • The treatment consists in applying pitched cerate, or compresses dipped in hot wine (for cold is bad in all such cases), and certain leaves; but in winter unwashed wool may be applied as a cover to the part; neither cataplasms nor bandaging; restricted diet.

    Instruments Of Reduction

  • In fractures of the ears, neither bandages nor cataplasms should be used; or, if any bandage be used, it should be put on very tight; the cerate and sulphur should be applied to agglutinate the bandages.

    Instruments Of Reduction

  • A wound in any other part of the head must not be treated with tents, bandages, or cataplasms, unless it also requires incision.

    On Injuries Of The Head

  • And neither must you apply cataplasms and bandages to the forehead at all times; but when the inflammation is stopped and the swelling has subsided, you must give up the cataplasms and bandages.

    On Injuries Of The Head

  • Fakreddin, who, as well as his attendant grey-beards, dealt about gratis plasters and cataplasms to all that applied.

    The History of the Caliph Vathek

  • The gloss upon the cheeks might be produced by perseverance in the process of dry-rubbing; the more humid style of visage, by the application of emollient cataplasms.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, August 7, 1841


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