CHAP. 38. (13.)—METHODS FOR ARRESTING HÆMORRHAGE.
Bleeding at the nostrils is arrested by mutton suet taken
from the caul, introduced into the nostrils; by draing up
rennet, lamb's rennet in particular, mixed with water, into the
nostrils, or by using it as an injection, a remedy which succeeds
even where other remedies; have failed: by making up goosegrease into a bolus with an equall quantity of butter, and
plugging the nostrils with it; or by using the earth that
adheres to snails, or else the snails themselves, extracted from
the shell. Excessive discharges from the nostrils are arrested
also by applying crushed snails, or cobwebs, to the forehead.
For issues of blood from the brain, the blood or brains of
poultry are used, as also pigeons' dung, thickened and kept
for the purpose. In cases where there is and immoderate flow
of blood from a wound, an application of horse-dung, burnt
with egg-shells, is marvellously good for stopping it.