This is an ulcerated crust or scab, spread-ing over the hairy scalp with an ill smell and a violent itching: it has often inequalities like a honey-Comb, and mostly affects children. At first, the head is over-run with a white, dry, branny covering; then it appears granulated like the inside of a fig when cut a cross; and last, it looks like a honey-comb as above. In the cure, great care must be taken not to drive the humour back by judicious applications, for that will be fatal to the child. The best way will be to correct the blood, by taking prepared oister-shells, crabs eyes, diaphoretic antimony, or the like. As a!so, by two ox three grains of cinnabar at night, or five grains of Ethiop's mineral. Some give calomel, but it is often dangerous to infants. The scabs may be softened with cream, or calves marrow, or fresh butter; The mod: efficacious of all external medicines, is tar melted with an equal quantity of mutton suet: touch the seabs lightly with this at first, and as you find the effect, proceed more freely, always remembring to give the internal medicines first. The surgeons would have a pitch plaster laid over all the head to remove the scabs, and pull all the hair up by the roots; but this is a cruel operation, and likewise unnecessary, when the former rules are observed. The smarting of the tar ointment is but a flea-bite to this.