If they give you no special inconvenience, let them alone. But if it is of essential importance to get rid of them, purchase half an onnce of murip,tic acid, put it in a broad-bottomed vial, so that it will not easily turn over ; take a stick as large as the end of a knitting-needle, dip it into the acid, and touch the top of the wart with whatever of the acid adheres to the stick; then, with the end of the stick, rub the acid into the top of the wart, without allowing the acid to touch the healthy skin. Do this night and morning ; a safe, painless, and effectual cure is the result.— Hall's Journal of Health. ON the Liverpool and Manchester road, of England, axles have been in regular use for twenty years, without failure.
This article was originally published with the title "Cure for Warts" in Scientific American 13, 18, 142 (January 1858)