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Adiantum venustum D.Don Adiantaceae (although placed by some in Pteridaceae). Himalayan maidenhair fern. Small evergreen hardy fern. Distribution: Afghanistan-India. It gains its vernacular name from the wiry black stems that resemble hairs. Adiantum comes from the Greek for 'dry' as the leaflets remain permanently dry. The Cherokee used A. pedatum to make their hair shiny. Henry Lyte (1576), writing on A. capillus-veneris, notes that it restores hair, is an antidote to the bites of mad dogs and venomous beasts
- Dr Henry Oakeley
I. Strangulated retroperitoneal hernia of the intersigmoid fossa. II. Interparietal ventral hernia at McBurney's point. III. Resection of four feet of intestine for intestinal obstruction following reduction of strangulated hernia en masse four months before
- Coley, William Bradley, 1862-1926.