This section of the book is from the "Household Companion: The Family Doctor" book
For hemorrhage from the bowels, the same kind of management is applicable as that appropriate when blood is thrown up from the stomach; as just described.
Bleeding piles (hemorrhoids) are, of course, troublesome, but the bleeding, as such, does not nearly always require treatment. If it continues very freely, the patient must lie still in bed, with a piece of oil-cloth or rubber-cloth under the lower sheet. A piece of sponge or a napkin dipped in ice-water may be held against the fundament. If anything else is to be done, it ought to be upon a physician's advice.