Sources: Papers On Health

There are cases in which the outer skin has been taken off

by long lying, or wearing wet compresses for a long time. A large part

of the body is reduced, as some would say, to "red flesh"--in reality

it is reduced to inner skin deprived of its outer layer. We have taken

a few handfuls of finely wrought soap lather (see Lather; Soap), and

spread them as lightly as possible over this fiery surface. There was

an instant change from severe distress to perfect comfort, and healing

began at once. This treatment may be applied to any simple abrasions of

the skin. Bedsores are not likely to occur if the skin is sponged daily

with water and this mild soap, and rubbed with Rectified Spirit of

Wine, to which a small piece of camphor has been added.