Categories: ON THE APPLICATION OF THESE MODES OF TREATMENT TO PARTICULAR CASES.
Sources: Application Of The Lunar
Caustic In The Cure Of Certain Wounds And Ulcers
The following case must not be regarded as altogether trifling. For
such sores are very apt to spread and to remain long very
An old gentleman came to me with an oblong ulcer on the shin about an
inch in length; it was very painful and inflamed. I applied the lunar
caustic to form an eschar and requested him to call on the following
morning. He did not come, however, but on seeing him the next day it
was requisite to evacuate a little fluid; this was repeated on they
third day, after which period the eschar remained adherent, and the
part totally free from pain.
The eschar separated in about three weeks leaving the part healed.