Blue vitriol used for burns - Journal of Chemical Education (ACS

Blue vitriol used for burns. J. Chem. Educ. , 1926, 3 (3), p 359. DOI: 10.1021/ed003p359.2. Publication Date: March 1926. Note: In lieu of an abstract...
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Blue Vitriol Used for Burns. Blue vitriol, whose most common use is to supply the poisonous element in many spray mixtures for fruit t-, is now employed medicinally to treat phosphorous burns. Bums caused by phosphorous are very painful and slaw to heal because the cellular elements of the tissues with which the phosphorous comes in contact are destroyed, followed by the formation of ulcers and sores. Experiments conducted a t the Medical Re-ch Laboratory a t Edgewood Arsenal show that 1to 3 per cent of copper sulfate, otherwise known as blue vitriol, applied to a burn of this character will form a coating o w the phosphorous ingrained in the tissues and render its removal easy. When the copper sulfate-coated phosphorous has been removed the wound is washed out and treated as any other burn.-Science Service British and American Health Men Exchange. An international exchange of views and methods in public health work has been arranged for the benefit of British and American students, in an exchange of professorships between the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the School of Hygiene and Public Health of the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. R. W. Hegner, professor of pratozodlogy in the latter institution, expects t o sail for England on March 31st, and Dr. J. G. Thomsanwillrepresent the London school at Baltimore. -Science Service