A simple remedy for felons, relieving pain at once, no poulticing, no cutting, no "holes to the bone," no necessity for healing salve, but simple oil of cedar applied a few times at the commencement of the felon, and the work is done.
REMEDY FOR LOCKJAW.
IF ANY person is threatened or taken with lockjaw from injuries of the arms, legs or feet, do not wait for a doctor, but put the part in- jured in the following preparation : Put hot wood-ashes into water as warm as can be borne ; if the injured part cannot be put into water, then wet thick folded cloths in the water and apply them to the part as soon as possible, at the same time bathe the backbone from the neck down with some laxative stimulant say cayenne pepper and water, or mustard and water (good vinegar is better than water) ; it should be as hot as the patient can bare it. Don't hesitate; go to work and do it, and don't stop until the jaws will come open. No person need die of lockjaw if these directions are followed.
Cure for Lockjaw, Said to he Positive. Let anyone who has an attack of lockjaw take a small quantity of spirits of turpentine, warm it, and pour it in the wound no matter where the wound is or what its nature is and relief will follow in less than one minute. Turpentine is also a sovereign remedy for croup. Saturate a piece of flannel with it, and place the flannel on the throat and chest and in very severe cases, three to five drops on a lump of sugar may be taken internally.
BLEEDING AT THE NOSE.
ROLL up a piece of paper and press it under the upper lip. In obstinate cases, blow a little gum arabic up the nostril through a quill, which will immediately stop the discharge ; powdered alum, dissolved in water, is also good. Pressure by the finger over the small artery near the ala (wing) of the nose on the side where the blood is flow- ing, is said to arrest the hemorrhage immediately. Sometimes by wringing a cloth out of very hot water and laying it on the back of the neck, gives relief. Napkins wrung out of cold water must be laid across the forehead and nose, the hands dipped in cold water, and a bottle of hot water applied to the feet,