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Greensborough Patriot

Greensborough Patriot

February 19, 1863

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THE CAMP ITCHA REMEDY THERFOR

A gentleman who has had much experience in the treatment of that loathsome disease, the itch, furnishes the following recipe for its cure:

For the benefit of our soldiers suffering with camp itch, if you think proper you may publish the following: Take iodide of potassium 60 grains, lard 2 ounces, mix well, and after washing the body well with warm soap suds, rub the person three times a week. In seven or eight days the acarus, or itch insect, will be destroyed. In this recipe the horrible effects of the old sulphur ointment are obviated.

 

[Transcribed by Sharon Strout]

 

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