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Title: Treating Swollen Glands and Skin Conditions
Subtitle: A Small Sheet of Medical Receipes (P.Mich. inv. 6803b)
Author(s): MONTE, Anna , CLAYTOR, W. Graham
Journal: Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists
Volume: 59    Date: 2022   
Pages: 17-28
DOI: 10.2143/BASP.59.0.3290977

Abstract :
Edition of a small papyrus sheet with four medical recipes for the treatment of inflamed glands and of carbuncle, dating to the second half of the first century BCE – early first century CE. The recipe against carbuncle can be identified in a passage of Pliny the Elder’s Natural History, whereas the other recipes share similarities with preparations ascribed to the physician Apollonios Mys and with one prescription included in Aelius Promotus’ Dynameron.

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