(From Brasium 1495 to boil). Barley, or common malt. Called also byne; by Tacitus,frumen-tum corruptum. From it, beer, ale, and porter, which go under the general term, malt liquors, are made (see Alla); but an infusion of malt, called wort, is considered as powerfully antiseptic, and has been successfully given in the sea scurvy. It is prepared in the following manner: "Take of dry sound malt, fresh ground, one measure: infuse it for five, or six hours, in three measures of boiling water, then pour off the clear liquor," and let the patient drink two or three pints every day. This has been administered as a preventive of the scurvy with some apparent efficacy; and it has been considered as an alterative, in cases of inveterate ulcers and in cutaneous eruptions, which resist the action of mercury. It may be of service where a permanent change in the state of the animal fluids is required; and from its being so grateful, it is preferable to the scorbutic juices given for this purpose. See Macbride's Experimental Essays, Appendix to his Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Physic.