This section is from the book "The Dogs Of Great Britain, America, And Other Countries. Their Breeding, Training, and Management in Health and Disease", by John Henry Walsh (Stonehenge). Also available from Amazon: The Dogs Of Great Britain, America And Other Countries.
Lotions, called Washes, are intended either to reduce the temperature in inflammation of the surface to which they are applied or to brace the vessels of the part.
Cooling lotion for bruises:
53. - Extract of lead, 1 drachm.
Tincture of arnica, 1/2 to 1 drachm. Water, 1/2 pint.
Mix, and apply by means of a bandage or sponge. For severe stiffness from over-exercise: 54. - Tincture of arnica, 1/2 drachm.
Strong spirit of wine, whiskey, or brandy, 7 1/2 drachms. Mix, and rub well into the back and limbs, before the fire. Lotion for the eyes:
55. - Sulphate of zinc, 20 to 25 grams. Water, 1/2 pint.
Mix, and wash the eyes night and morning.
Strong drops for the eyes:
56. - Nitrate of silver, 3 to 8 grains. Distilled water, 1 ounce.
Mix, and drop in with a quill.