I was re-reading a portion of Jack London's, "Voyage of the Snark", last night. Here is the entire book on line, it is great reading!
Stolen from Sonoma College
Especially the portion describing the various illnesses and afflictions and some thing called "Yaws".
Ah, well. I have to be obsessing about something, right?
I wonder if Corrosive Sublimate is still available as a treatment for sores.
Ahh, it seems about forty years ago, we called a related solution to corrosive sublimate; Mercurochrome. That substance was possibly Corrosive Sublimate after watering it down with either a alcohol solution or water. I bet a couple tubes of of the current antibacterial ointments will perform the task more readily.
Good thing I have some of Neosporin in my soon to be packed pile of stuff.