The still prevalent use of linseed in poultices for open wounds is entirely to be reprobated.
The bran is used for cattle-food and poultices, and the grain in the distillery.
This dilatation may be increased by local warmth, and poultices or fomentations are commonly applied to inflamed parts; recently suction apparatus has been used for the same purpose or ligature so as to cause venous stasis (Bier's treatment).
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