The Complete Manual for Young Sportsmen; With Directions for Handling the Gun, the Rifle, and the Rod the Art of Shooting on the Wing the Breaking, Management, and Hunting of the Dog the Varieties and Habits of Game River, Lake, and Sea

The Complete Manual for Young Sportsmen; With Directions for Handling the Gun, the Rifle, and the Rod the Art of Shooting on the Wing the Breaking, Management, and Hunting of the Dog the Varieties and Habits of Game River, Lake, and Sea

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...of soap and water, mustard emetic or olive oil, are the best immediate antidotes. For Strychnia, it has been recently dicovered that large quantities of liquefied lard are a sure preventive, if given in time; but as it is rarely known that this poison has been administered until it is too late, I fear the discovery is of small effect. To extract thorns, nothing is preferable to a strong pitch plaster, bound upon the spot, and followed by a poultice. For a snake bite, olive oil well rubbed into the part before a hot fire, and a copious drench given internally, is probably the best application, to which may be added a cataplasm of leaves of the broad-leaved plaintain, bruised with salt and bound upon the orifice of the wound. This is the Indian recipe for the bite of the rattlesnake. For epileptic fits. Do nothing! neither bleed nor drench with cold water. Wait till the fit ceases, prevent the animal from running wildly away, convey it quietly home, and give injections of 1, 2, or 3 drachms of sulphuric ether--2, 4 or 6 scruples of laudanum, to 14/, 3 or 4 ounces of the very coldest spring water that can be obtained. The animal is to be left alone in absolute silence for one hour, and at the expiration of that time the dose is to be repeated. This treatment is to be repeated ad infinitum, until the creature coils itself up and prepares to go to sleep, when one more injection is to be given, and the animal left to itself to recover at its leisure. This treatment Mr. Mayhew declares to be absolute and almost unfailing, and although I have never tried it, I have no doubt of its merit. With this I shall pass from the kennel to the field management of dogs, and the various species of game, in pursuit of which they are employed, only advising...show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123655499X
  • 9781236554994