These are the natural cleansings of women after delivery; when the quantity is too great it is called flooding, and may endanger the life of the patient, if not remedied in time. When a woman is delivered, she should be put to bed, and a sheet should be placed under her hips to receive the lochia; warm linen should be applied to the genital parts to keep out the air, and a compress dipt in wine should be laid on the belly, but it must not be bound too tight. When the milk fever comes on, the lochia commonly stop, but as soon as it is over return again: an immoderate flux brings on weak ness, loathing and fainting, with a weak intermitting pulse, The best and speediest remedy is the following powder, of which in urgent and dangerous cafes half a dram may be taken every hour, in a spoonful of syrup, and seven doses are generally suffici-ent for a cure: "Take roch alum and dragons blood of each "two drams, mix and make a powder." When the cafe is not very urgent, half a dram of Jesuits bark, taken every two or three hours, will be sufficient. When the flux of the lochia is suppressed, or is too small in quantity, the following plaster should be laid to the patient's belly. "Take of galbanum "dissolved in the tincture of castor and strained three oun-"ces, of tacamahac two drams, mix and make a plaster." Then give the patient a scruple of the compound plaster of myrrh every fourth hour: "take castor, myrrh, saffron, of "each six grains, mix and make a powder." This must be given in a little pectoral syrup every fourth and sixth hour; if these fail, give a dose of liquid laudanum once only. If this likewise is ineffectual, give a single clyster of sugar'd milk; if there is a looseness, it must be stopt.