Thursday, May 29, 2014

How to Dress a Wound, 1653

Paulus Potter, Wolf-Hound (c. 1650)
"To stanch the bleeding of a Wound. Take a Hounds Turd, and lay that on a hot coal, and binde it thereto, and that shall stanch bleeding..." 
Elizabeth Grey Kent, A Choice Manual of Rare and Select Secrets in Physick and Chirurgery (1653)
Man's best friend: loyal, courageous, and always ready to provide you and your neighborhood with lifesaving medicine.

1 comment:

  1. How on earth did people survive this treatment? Mind you, it doesn't say the treatment works!