Boils and carbuncles are rare.
In the East frankincense has been found efficacious as an external application in carbuncles, blind boils and gangrenous sores, and as an internal agent is given in gonorrhoea.
pestis, pestilentia), in medicine, a term given to any epidemic disease causing a great mortality, and used in this sense by Galen and the a ncient medical writers, but now confined to a special disease, otherwise called Oriental, Levantine, or Bubonic Plague, which may be shortly defined a specific infectious fever, one variety being characterized by buboes (glandular swellings) and carbuncles.
Staphylococci - impetigo, ecthyma, boils, carbuncles and staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome.
However diamonds are usually thought of as transparent, not red, and they have never been called carbuncles.
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