CHAP. 40.—REMEDIES FOR BURNS AND FOR ERYSIPELAS.
Burns are cured by applying ashes of calcined sea-crabs or
river-crabs with oil: fish-glue, too, and calcined frogs are
used as an application for scalds produced by boiling water.
The same treatment also restores the hair, provided the ashes
are those of river-crabs: it is generally thought, too, that the
preparation should be applied with wax and bears' grease.
Ashes, too, of burnt beaver-skin are very useful for these
purposes. Live frogs act as a check upon crysipelas, the belly
side being applied to the part affected: it is recommended,
too, to attach them lengthwise by the hinder legs, so as to
render them more beneficial by reason of their increased respiration.1
Heads, too, of salted siluri2
are reduced to ashes
and applied with vinegar.
Prurigo and itch-scab, not only in man but in quadrupeds
as well, are most efficaciously treated with the liver of the
boiled in oil.