Recipe For Disaster


1/2 pint turpentine
1 oz. camphor gum
2 oz. sassafras
2 oz. ammonia
2 oz. olive oil

I had no idea what the awful concoction might create, so I looked around a bit. Turns out it is a rheumatic liniment.

Found in "4 Against the Mob" by Oscar Fraley. Published by Popular, 1961.

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Deb Salisbury said...

Ick. I'd have to be VERY desperate before I tried that recipe.

It's fascinating to see what people used!

MrCachet said...

LOL. Are you certain it wasn't as explosive as the title?

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