Two Years together a fatal, contagious, malignant Diſtemper invaded the Town and Country about Augurdium, laid it almoſt quite waſte. After, the Emperor Maximilian’s War waged againſt the Venetians. After ſo many Calamities, Scarcity of Corn, Inequality of the Air, both ſoutherly and tempeſtuous, and great Swarms of Locuſts, which ate all up, and made the whole Country barren. Then the infectious Contagion ſeized Men with a peſtilent Fever, bilious Vomitings, Delirium, inſatiable Thirſt, and killed the 4th Day. Carbuncles, and itching black Puſtules came out on many. Innumerable and different Remedies were uſed ; but Scarification and Cupping of the lower Parts, Leeches behind the Ears, and to the Hemorrhoidal Veſſels. But above all, the actual Cautery uſed to the Legs, Arms, and Emunctories of the Groin, were found of moſt Service. The Eſchar was got off with Butter, and the malignant Lee found a Way for Diſcharge, with great Succeſs. Empyrics with much Profit put Seatons in the Groins, and Scrotum ; and gave inwardly Powder of Miſletoe, Roots of Camelion, Thiſtle, Uſnea, Goat’s Horn, of each equal Quantities, in a ſweet Lixivium of common Oyl. And alſo Horns, Hoofs, and Bones of wild Goat calcined, were of great Uſe, given to two Drams. Vomiting was ſtayed by giving a Vomit. Food and Medicines were the ſame as before 1513. Cole.