Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Burns and Scalds


A remedy for scalds and burns that one woman has used successfully for years is compounded as follows:

Mix thoroughly equal parts of raw linseed oil, limewater and laudanum. Keep this mixture tightly corked, label it "poison" and set it on the top shelf of the most out of the way closet, so that inquisitive children will not get hold of it. It makes an excellent dressing, affording speedy relief from pain. Keep a soft linen cloth saturated with the mixture closely over the burn, excluding the air. Shake before using. — Washington Star.

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