For Poisons

Give a tumblerful of sweet oil, Cream or milk, or white of egg beat up in water. Then cause vomiting as soon as possible by large draughts-at least a pint of luke-warm water, or mustard and water.

For Cuts

If the blood is bright and flows in jets, apply firm pressure upon the artery above the cut, nearer the heart. If the blood comes in a steady stream, apply pressure just below the cut. For a slight cut let the blood flow for half a minute-then dip in cold water. Draw the edges together with sticking plaster, and keep the part quiet a few days.

Nose Bleed

May be spontaneous and beneficial, relieving fullness of the head. If accidental or undesirable, it may usually be checked by keeping the head nearly erect, applying ice or cold water to the bridge of the nose and nape of the neck-or snuffing up cold water. The clothing should be loose around the neck.

Precautions In Use Of Kerosene

Burn only the best oil-which has been thoroughly tested. Lamps should be filled every day and never lighted when less than half full. Fill lamps by daylight. If obliged to fill a lamp at night, place the light at least a yard off, and not in a currant of air. Never fill a lighted lamp. Never pour oil on a fire to kindle it.

For Burn And Scalds

For slight burns dip the part instantly in cold water. For severer scalds immerse the part in strong brine, or sprinkle it quickly with cooking soda, and lay over it a wet cloth. When the skin is destroyed, the air may be safely excluded by either of the following: Sweet oil, collodion, pure gum arabic, linseed oil, whiting and water, chalk and vinegar.


During a thunder-storm keep away from doors and windows. The lower part of the house is safer. Do not seek shelter under a tree. Dash cold water on one who is struck.

How To Prevent Sunstroke

Work slowly; abstain from liquor; put a wet covering on the head ; cease to labor as soon as headache or dizzi.


Place the person flat upon the back ; allow access of fresh air; sprinkle a little cold water on the face.


Keep the person in a sitting posture; loosen neck-clothing. Send for physician at once.


Hold the head low and slap the back. Blow forcibly into the ear.

To dislodge a bean or other hard substance from the nostril, close the other nostril with the fingers and blow forcibly into the mouth.

Remove insects from the ear by tepid water. Never put a hard instrument into the ear.

For dust in the eyes, avoid rubbing; dash water into them. If this fails hold the lids down for a few moments by placing the finger upon the lashes-and roll the eye around and mended, with the required number of buttons and strings nicely sewed on. Tie him in the kettle by a strong silk cord called comfort, as the one called duty is apt to be weak. They are apt to fly out of the kettle and be burned and crusty on the edges, since like crab and lobsters, you have to cook them while alive. Make a steady fire out of love, neatness and cheerfulness. Set him as near this as seems to agree with him. If he sputters and fizzes, do not be anxious; some husbands do this till they are quite done. Add a little sugar in the form of what confectioners call kisses, but no vinegar or pepper on any account. A little spice improves them, but it must be used with judgment. Do not stick any sharp instrument into him to see if he is becoming tender. Stir him gently, watch the while lest he lie too flat and close to the kettle and so become useless. You cannot fail to know when he is done. If thus treated you will find him very digestible, agreeing nicely with you and the children, and he will keep as long as you want, unless you become careless and set him in too cold a place".