Medicine: Medicine, Feb. 9, 1942

A badly sunburned researcher, Ralph Robertson Mellon of Pittsburgh (no kin), remembered the soothing effects of natural sulfur waters, tried Hydrosulphosol, a drug made of powdered sulfur and water, as a substitute. So pleased was he that he started experiments on real burns.

Hydrosulphosol, an —SH (sulfydryl) solution,* reported Dr. Mellon in Industrial Medicine last fortnight, was tried on 150 burn cases, moderate and severe, by Drs. Archie Edward Cruthirds of Phoenix, Ariz, and Wilmot Frank Pierce of Los Angeles. The burns were caused by steam, hot metal, hot oil, lime, gasoline. Patients were sprayed with mixtures of Hydrosulphosol and water every...

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