Sunday, April 18, 2004

Chemical & Biological Weapons Don't Scare Us - We Have Cabbage! 

Lorna found the following gem while flicking through a book called Folk Medicine by Jacques Vesseid (London: Quarter Books, 1976). It's in the section 'Minor Injuries and Mild Mishaps':

"A cabbage leaf dressing (preparation no. 5) is considered to be very effective in the treatment of anthrax. The dressing should be renewed every four hours. Should the pain become unbearable, however, a dressing should be applied at more frequent intervals."

So there you go. Chemical threats diminished in a very British way.

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