AT a time when fire arms are so much carried about the person, and so often used for purposes of dueling and murder, it is proper that every person should know something of the modes of treating gunshot wounds.
Treatment. It is often proper to make a gunshot wound larger at the orifice. When this is done, it is generally on the side where the bullet has passed out, if it has gone entirely through. A bullet is always to be removed, if it can be felt.
The dressings are at first to be superficial, light, un irritating and aseptic. The common antiseptic dressing, covered with a piece of oiled silk, is one of the best. Where suppuration occurs, because of the introduction of germs into the wound, poultices may be called for, but the douching and cleansing of the wound with hot oil of milk solution is often demanded and always grateful.
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