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The Daily Dispatch: July 19, 1862., [Electronic resource], Appointments and Promotions in the Federal army. (search)
Valuable disinfectant. We publish below a communication from Messrs. Purcell, Ladd & Co., with reference to a disinfectant, which, from its cheapness, simplicity of manufacture, and efficiency, is at the present time invaluable to the South. We invite attention to the subject. We learn that the powder, prepared according to the prescription, has been tested in several hospitals in this city, and found entirely successful. Surgeons express their great surprise at Rs prompt efficacy in w by weight, of finely powdered sulphate of lime or "Plaster of Paris." We have prepared a supply, and will cheerfully furnish, without charge, to any surgeon, a sufficiency to make an experiment of its efficacy. Very respectfully, Purcell, Ladd & Co., Druggists, &c. Note.--Coal for and plaster of Paris have been used here unsuccessfully, because used in improper proportions. "For several weeks the scientific and medical world has been greatly interested by the intr