Salve for all Wounds

Lard, fresh.......... 16 ounces

White lead, dry...... 3 ounces

Red lead, dry........ 1 ounce

Beeswax, yellow..... 3 ounces

Black rosin.......... 2 ounces

Mix, melt, and boil for 45 minutes, then add

Common turpentine... .4 ounces

Boil for 3 minutes and cool.

Apply locally to cuts, burns, sores, ulcers, etc. It first draws, then heals.

Irritating Plaster

Tar, purified........   16 ounces

Burgundy pitch......     1 ounce

White pine turpentine    1 ounce

Rosin, common......     2 ounces

Melt and add Mandrake root, powdered ...........     1 drachm

Bloodroot, powdered.     1 ounce

Poke root, powdered.      1 ounce

Indian turnip root, powdered.........     1 ounce.

Apply to the skin in the form of a plaster (spread on muslin) and renew it daily.

This salve will raise a sore which is to be wiped with a dry cloth to remove matter, etc. The sore must not be wetted. This is a powerful counter-irritant for removing internal pains, and in other cases where an irritating plaster is necessary.

Mercury Salves

I

Red Salve.—Red mercury oxide, 1 part; melted lard, 9 parts.

II

White Salve.—Mercury precipitate, 1 part; melted lard, 9 parts.

Pink salve.

Ammoniated mercury........... 1 ounce

Mercuric oxide, precipitated..... 2.5 ounces

Red mercuric sulphide (vermilion) 60 grains

Perfume.......... 0.5 fluidounce

Lard............. 1.5 pounds

Prepared suet..... 2 pound

Antiseptic Nervine Ointment

Iodoform........... 2 parts

Salol............... 4 parts

Boric acid........... 5 parts

Antipyrine.......... 5 parts

Vaseline............ 80 parts