When this occurs frequently in patients already anaemic, or when the amount of blood lost threatens to bring on anaemia, iron will be found of great value, and especially in the form of acetate or per-chloride: it should be commenced as soon as possible, while the hemorrhage is going on, and continued for some time after it ceases. I have seen this treatment useful in the severe epistaxis of habitual drunkards; it is not, however, always safe for epistaxis occurring in the old, or those disposed to apoplexy.