This section of the book is from the "Household Companion: The Family Doctor" book
Stavesacre. A drug used in powder as an effective parasiticide; especially to destroy the eggs or " nits " of lice.
Sulphide of Calcium, in quarter-grain doses or less, has the confidence of many physicians as a remedy for boils, when one boil keeps following another. A fresh-made solution, of one grain in a pint of water will answer; two teaspoonfuls being taken every hour or two for a few days at a time. Sulphite of sodium, in doses of from five to fifteen grains, does good in some cases of indigestion, and perhaps in some of boils or carbuncles.