This is a cold, indolent and soft, pitting tumour from watry humours, without any alteration of the skin, except a shining tensity and smoothness.

When this is attended with a weakness, a dropsical disposi-tion or old age, the patient must take strengthening, cordial, spicy, saponaceous medicines inwardly; and outwardly, the part must be rubbed with warm cloths often repeated, using moderate exercise gradually increased. The legs and feet must be fomented with a mixture of four ounces of lime water, four ounces of rectified spirit of wine, and one ounce of roch alum; then strait stockings or bandages may be used, and the patient may take the bark inwardly, with steel medicines, beginning with small doses first, and then increasing them gradually.