THE WATER BABIES
ancients and moderns from Hippocrates to Feuchterssleben, as below, viz.—
1. Hellebore, to wit—
- Hellebore of Æta.
- Helebore of Galatia.
- Hellebore of Sicily.
- And all other Hellebores, after the method of the Helleborising Helleborists of the Helleboric era. But that would not do. Bumpsterhausen's blue follicles would not stir an inch out of his encephalo digital region.
2. Trying to find out what was the matter with him after the method of—
- Cælius Aurelianus,
- And Galen.
But they found that a great deal too much trouble, as most people have since; and so had recourse to—
Boring a hole in his head to let out fumes, which (says Gordonius) "will, without doubt, do much good." But it didn't.
- Bezoar stone.
- A ram's brain boiled in spice.