For a prick with a pin, or a slight cut, nothing will more effectually stop the bleeding than old cobwebs compressed into a lump and applied to the wound, or bound on it with a rag. A scrap of cotton wadding is also good for stopping blood, Or wet the place with laudanum. After the blood is stopped, cover the cut with a bit of white or pink court-plaster. The copperas dye in black court-plaster will sometimes produce inflammation.