CHAP. 69.—REMEDIES FOR ERYSIPELAS, AND FOR PURULENT
For erysipelas a liniment of bears' grease is used, that from
the kidneys in particular; fresh calves' dung also, or cow-dung;
dried goats' milk cheese, with leeks; or else the fine scrapings of
a deer's skin, brought off with pumice-stone and beaten up in
vinegar. Where there is redness of the skin attended with
itching, the foam from a horse's mouth is used, or the hoof,
reduced to ashes.
For the cure of purulent1
eruptions ashes of burnt asses'
dung are applied, with butter; and for the removal of swarthy
pimples, dried goats' milk cheese, steeped in honey and vinegar,
is applied in the bath, no oil being used. Pustules are treated
with ashes of swine's dung, applied with water, or else ashes
of deer's antlers.