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- To stop a nose-bleed
Brown paper was put under the tongue or a key placed at the nape of the neck.To break an abscess
Horses' bones were burnt and pounded finely and applied as a poultice.Stiff joints
Crane's oil was used as a lubricant for this.An inflamed abscess
For this a plaster of soap and sugar was used to draw out the inflammation.Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.