Scalds, a term applied to burns, occasioned by boiling water, or any of the corrosive mineral acids improvidently applied to the skin.

Different modes of treatment have been adopted, in order to mitigate the pain which generally attends such accidents. Thus, frequent affusion of water, or immersion of the scalded part in that fluid, has been found very serviceable; nay, even the application of ice has occasionally been productive of great benefit, when the skin was not broken, but, in the contrary case, an emollient poultice should be immediately applied, and the treatment be similar to that of a fresh wound. If, however, the former method be proper, in such ease it ought to be continued till the patient shivers from the after which the scald must be continually moistened with lime-water; and a liniment of this liquid and sweet-oil, beaten together, must be spread over the sore. By this management, the most extensive scalds are speedily healed : it may likewise be pursued, where any part has become chafed, in consequence of hard riding. - Vinegar, both in a warm and cold state, has also been successfully applied to scalded parts ; and, latterly, the oil of turpentine, with such effect, that the pain was frequently removed in an hour, and blisters were effectually prevented. In either case, we. conceive, the skin ought to be sound.