An old-time remedy for chronic bronchial trouble; especially likely to do good by inhalation. A tin cup containing tar may be kept over a slow flame, in the room with the invalid, so as to give off tar vapor into the air. A good way is to have the cup of tar in a vessel of hot water ; the heat acting upon the water, so that it never heats the tar so much as to decompose it. Or it may be used with a simple inhaler. (See Inhalation).

Tar Ointment is a valuable preparation in some skin diseases. It will generally cure ringworm. For this purpose, it should be rubbed gently but thoroughly over the ring-worm at night (the part being, if practicable, then covered with a soft rag, over which is oiled silk), and cleaned off carefully with warm water and castile soap in the morning.