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.
By means of lard, wax, etc., various substances are mixed up so as to be applied to wounds, chiefly to keep out the air.
A good ointment for old sores:
57. - Yellow basilicon,
Ointment of nitric-oxide of mercury, equal parts.
58. - Red precipitate, 2 ounces. Venice turpentine, 3 ounces. Beeswax, 1 1/2 ounce. Lard, 4 ounces. - Mix.
58a. - Green iodide of mercury, 1 drachm. Lard, 8 drachms.
Mix, and rub in carefully every 2nd or 8rd day.