Bridled (Long-Tailed) Weasel (Mustela frenata)
More medieval medicine:
- For deafness or headache: Take one weasel heart, coat in wax, and place in ear canal. Leave in place for at least one day. (The Subtleties of Diverse Creatures. Hildegard of Bingen, ca. 1160.)
Popular Science Monthly, Vol. 87. Edited by J. McKeen Cattell, 1915.
Image: Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. John James Audubon, 1848.