TO CURE FELONS* IN SIX HOURS: Venice turpentine** 1 oz., and put into it half a teaspoon of water, and stir with a rough stick until the mass looks like candied honey, then spread a good coat on a cloth and wrap around the finger. If the case is only recent, it will remove the pain in 6 hours.
*A purulent inflammation of the pulp of a finger
**Genuine Venice turpentine is is a viscous liquid resin or balsam collected from larch trees. It has been used in painting for centuries, but is now hard to find. You could substitute Canada balsam, which is a bit more fluid.