For broken bones, a sovereign remedy is the ashes of the
jaw-bone of a wild boar or swine: boiled bacon, too, tied round
the broken bone, unites it with marvellous rapidity. For
fractures of the ribs, goats' dung, applied in old wine, is extolled
as the grand remedy, being possessed in a high degree of
aperient, extractive, and healing properties.
The Natural History. Pliny the Elder. John Bostock, M.D., F.R.S. H.T. Riley, Esq., B.A. London. Taylor and Francis, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street. 1855.
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