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Arsenic cures of 1900

Over a hundred years ago in the bush of west Queensland the cure all for everything was, a mixture of axle grease blue stone and arsenic. It was known to heal up skin cancer, sore backs on horses kill swamp cancer on a horses belly ... .it killed the skin cancer on old lumpy an Aboriginal about 1900 ad.. .bluestone was used to get rid of proud flesh on a horse... .My great great grandpa Joe White, when asked was it any good? He replied it will heal up a dogs ass in 3 days, and grow hair on it on the 4th ... arsenic puffed into white ants kills many and they cannabalise till the last ant goes hungry thanks for your time... Don

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  1. Date: 2/16/2013 5:32:00 PM
    Wow, I know the arsenic is/ was used in a lot of things and still is. thank you for reading bible stories ;}

  1. Date: 1/16/2013 9:56:00 PM
    Interesting bit of facts there Don! I never knew that one could actually take arsenic in any amount to be of good for the system. I always thought people die taking arsenic! Was that the point of your poem my cure people of the their ailments sometimes the only cure is death? Wow, this is a delightful poem Don! I enjoyed reading it tonight! Graet Work!! (I could be wrong, this could be an actual event that works, I don't know, so do you rub it on?)

  1. Date: 1/16/2013 8:43:00 PM
    Witty piece of work, enjoyed this immensely Don, xxx Carma