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Contusions are best healed by laying a piece of folded lint, well

wetted with extract of lead, or boracic acid, on the part, and, if

there is much pain, placing a hot bran poultice over the dressing,

repeating both, if necessary, every two hours. When the injuries are

very severe, lay a cloth over the part, and suspend a basin over it

filled with cold lotion. Put a piece of cotton into the basin, so that

it shall allow the lotion to drop on the cloth, and thus keep it always