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ACUPUNCTURE (from Lat. acus, a needle...

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 166 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ACUPUNCTURE (from Lat. acus, a needle, and pungere, to prick), a form of surgical operation, performed by pricking the part affected with a needle. It has long been used by the Chinese in cases of headaches, lethargies, convulsions, colics, &c. (See SURGERY.)
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