Medicine: Salt Pork for Nosebleeds

Last week, at the Manhattan meeting of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Dr. Alfred Jared Cone, of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, reported what sounded like an old country nostrum, but wasn't: that simple salt pork packs are "invaluable" in controlling hemorrhage.

He took his cue from the suggestions of the Society's president, Dr. Lee Maidment Kurd of Manhattan.

In cases of severe nosebleed, whether after operation or from disease, plugs of salt pork in the nose, said Dr. Cone, are far more effective than ordinary gauze packs. "In...

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