MESSRS. EDITORS.—A very effective cure for moles and warts without pain is to tie a waxed thread around each, as near the root as possible, not tight enough to break the skin, or cause pain. As fast as the excrescence is observed to wither away,. a new thread must be tied below the previous one ; this may be done every day. In a few days the wart or mole will be gone. I have done this oftentimes without suffering pain. F. D. Fire Island, N. Y., June, 1858.
This article was originally published with the title "Removing Moles and Warts" in Scientific American 13, 44, 352 (July 1858)