DOCTORS, AILMENTS AND CURES
DEATH AND FUNERALS
Shelton sources read or referred to in class:
Nos. 109 (dysentery), 110 (asthma), 111 (cure for jaundice), 112 (cure for broken bones),
113 (cure for strains and bruises), 114-116 (Martial on doctors), 117 (any man can
profess to be a doctor), 456 (mumbo jumbo remedy for dislocation or fracture).
Kamm p. 24 (Cato’s snake-bite cure, and cabbage)
Cato (cabbage remedy for various ailments)
Heat the urine of a person who eats cabbage habitually, bathe the patient in it. He will be
healed quickly (this remedy has been tested). Babies bathed in this urine will never be
weakly, and those with bad eyesight will see better. It also relieves pain in the head or
neck. If a woman warms her privates with this urine, she will never become diseased.
Cato (cure for dyspepsia and strangury):
Mix pomegranate blossoms with old wine and crushed fennel root. Keep in a sealed
vessel for thirty days. Drink as freely as you wish.
(for tape-worms and stomach-worms):
Blend the above mixture with boiled honey, pulverized incense and wine of wild
marjoram. Take in the morning before eating, then climb a pillar and jump down ten
times, and walk about.
10 - Sacred Law
* A person must not add gold to a funeral pyre. But a person whose teeth are fastened
together with gold may be buried or cremated along with that gold without penalty.
* It is forbidden to bury or cremate a dead man within the city.
* Women are not to tear their cheeks or keen at a funeral.