[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] treatment for head lice

Günther Böhm GHBoehm at ish.de
Wed Oct 31 14:57:22 PDT 2007

rlyster at telusplanet.net schrieb:

>I have another question...has anyone heard of using mercury poured on the head 
>to treat head lice?

Good Evening Rita,
yes, a special lice ointment was made of pork dripping, staphisagria or 
hellebore and mercury!
By the way, a mercury ointment was also used against syphilis. W.A. 
Mozart, L.v.Beethoven, F.Schubert, H.Heine, F.Chopin, H.de 
Toulouse-Lautrec, V.van Gogh, G.de Maupassant, E.A.Poe and F.Nietzsche 
were told to have used it.


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