CHAP. 43.—REMEDIES FOR THE BITE OF THE MAD DOG. REMEDIES
DERIVED FROM THE CALF, THE HE-GOAT, AND VARIOUS OTHER
When a person has been bitten by a mad dog, it is the
practice to make an incision round the wound to the quick,
and then to apply raw veal to it, and to make the patient
take either veal broth or hogs' lard, mixed with lime internally.
Some persons recommend a he-goat's liver, and maintain that
if it is applied to the wound the patient will never be attacked
with hydrophobia. She-goat's dung, too, is highly spoken of,
applied with wine, as also the dung of the badger, cuckoo, and
swallow, boiled and taken in drink.
For bites inflicted by other animals, dried goats' milk cheese
is applied with origanum and taken with the drink; and for
injuries caused by the human1
teeth, boiled beef is applied;
veal, however, is still more efficacious for the purpose, provided
it is not removed before the end of four days.