How to Dress a Wound, 1653

painting of wolfhound chained to doghouse Paulus Potter, Wolf-Hound (c. 1650)

To stanch the bleeding of a Wound. Take a Hounds Turd, and lay that on a hot coal, and binde it thereto, and that shall stanch bleeding…

Elizabeth Grey Kent, A Choice Manual of Rare and Select Secrets in Physick and Chirurgery

Man’s best friend: loyal, courageous, and always ready to provide you and your neighborhood with lifesaving medicine.