Medicine: Pepper Picklers

To the austere Journal of the American Medical Association lately wrote a perplexed Milwaukee doctor. Several of his women patients, veteran pepper picklers, had found this year for the first time that pickling made their hands burn. Solemnly last week the Journal hazarded various opinions on the malady's cause, recommended thorough hand-washing after pickling, use of an alcohol & menthol solution to alleviate the smarting. Then the Journal cocked an eye, suggested that the condition might appropriately be named "pepper picklers' paresthesia."


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