February 19, 1863
THE CAMP ITCH—A
A gentleman who has had much experience in the treatment
of that loathsome disease, the itch, furnishes the following recipe for its
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.
by Sharon Strout]