Actual cautery


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See under Cautery.
a substance or agent (as a hot iron) which cauterizes or sears by actual heat; or the burning so effected.

See also: Actual, Cautery

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A couple of leeches to the inside of the nostrils are remarkably efficacious [and as for] counter-irritants, such as blisters, croton oil, tartarized antimony, and the actual cautery, cases every now and then appear in which they seem to be of service [9,10].
I suppose the most generally advantageous agent of the kind is the actual cautery very lightly applied to the nuchae" [9].