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Term: blistering
References: The Thirteen-Gun Salute, page 281
Meaning: A form of treatment in which a blister is caused to form on the skin, as a counter-irritant for disorders such as pneumonia. Cantharides was often used for this purpose.

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Maturin's Medicine — This article is based on information from Maturin's Medicine, compiled and edited by Kerry Webb, with the help of a number of contributors.

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