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 ringworm 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.