1807, J. W. Weaver in The London Medical and Physical Journal; Volume XVIII, page 536:
The edges of the wound were retained by adhæsive plasters, and the cure was complete in about ten days.
1808, John Redman Coxe, The Philadelphia Medical Museum, Volume IV., page xxiii:
What, in my opinion, may have given the firſt riſe to this practice, muſt have been an attempt, by a great ruſh of ſome mild warm liquor, to diſſolve and diſlodge ſuch hard aloetic pills, or ſubſtances of an acrid, inſouluble, adhæſive quality ; which, by ſticking faſt to ſome part of an inteſtine, like ſhoemaker’s wax, may have cauſed violent painful gripings by the inflaming, fretting, and penetrating the part.
1904, William Henry Battle and Edred Moss Corner, The Surgery of the Diseases of the Appendix Vermiformis and their Complications, Archibald Constable & Co.; Chapter II., pages 48–49:
From the common position of the appendix these structures together form the greater part of the abscess wall, and are matted by an adhæsive peritonitis.