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n.1.Same as Dropsy.
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Ching (Thelypteridaceae) is widely distributed in the south of China and has been used as folk medicine mainly for the treatment of diseases such as hydropsy and traumatic bleeding (Institute of Botany, 1976; Ding, 1982).
At this point, l'empirique--a comical medical doctor--enters and announces that he has come to treat Bontemps, who has developed hydropsy after eating too much salty food and drinking nothing but wine.