This section is from the book "Smith's Family Physician", by William Henry Smith. See also: Natural Physician's Healing Therapies: Proven Remedies that Medical Doctors Don't Know.
A small, painful boil at the edge of the eyelid. If pricked with a needle at its first commencement, it may frequently be got rid of, with the assistance of a dose or two of cooling physic. But if neglected at the commencement small bread poultices must be applied.