CHAP. 52—REMEDIES FOR PAINS IN THE NECK.
For pains in the neck, the part should be well rubbed with
butter or bears' grease; and for a stiff neck, with beef suet, a
substance which, in combination with oil, is very useful for
the cure of scrofula. For the painful cramp, attended with
inflexibility, to which people give the name of "opisthotony,"
the urine of a she-goat, injected into the ears, is found very
useful; as also a liniment made of the dung of that animal,
mixed with bulbs.
In cases where the nails have been crushed, it is an excel-
lent plan to attach to them the gall of any kind of animal.
Whitlows upon the fingers should be treated with dried
bull's gall, dissolved in warm water. Some persons are in the
habit of adding sulphur and alum, of each an equal weight.