Charcoal Fumes

Dying from carbon monoxide poisoning was more common in the nineteenth century than today. Here is some advice that later proved to be quite incorrect. This is quoted from an old book:

“CHARCOAL FUMES. – The usual remedies for persons overcome with the fumes of charcoal in a close apartment are, to throw cold water on the head and to bleed immediately; also apply mustard or hartshorn to the soles of the feet.”

 

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