Thursday, July 22, 2010


Heading over to the Hospital for a pile o'shots. Yellow Fever, Hep A and B, Typhoid and probably a few others. This will hurt me a lot more than it will hurt ewe.

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.


Ken n Cheryl said...

Mercurochrome ... I haven't heard that word since I was a child! What happened to that stuff? Anyway... the shots may hurt, but what's a little pain for a lot of upcoming pleasure!

Barco Sin Vela II said...

Ken n Cheryl said; "What happened to that stuff?"

Apparently Mercurochrome is uber-poisonous, especially if taken in large quantities.

That was considered a feature back in the days before antibiotics. It's ok as a topical on scrapes and small cuts, at least when I was a kid.

By the way; The Yellow Fever shot had a goooood buuuurrrrrnnn to it. Glad it is over with.