It "Hardens the feet".

Chattanooga Daily Times - June 11, 1898

     Posted By: Alex - Fri Mar 13, 2020
     Category: Advertising | Nineteenth Century | Feet

Being a patent medicine, I don't put too much stock in the symptoms that it is supposed to treat. But what caught my eye was the symptom of "scalded foot." Wouldn't you think of a burn from exposure to hot liquid? So, I looked up the definition and found that it is a staph infection and can be serious. I had never seen the term before and now I'll be constantly checking between my toes for something out of the ordinary.

It's also a term for a bacterial infection of sheep and goats that affects their hooves.
Posted by KDP on 03/13/20 at 08:58 AM
What were the ingredients?
Posted by Judy on 03/13/20 at 11:41 AM
When I first saw the title, I pronounced it in my mind as:


So I was confused when I started reading the ad.
Posted by Judy on 03/13/20 at 11:45 AM
The marching soldiers were in the Spanish American War which lasted less than four months.
Posted by ges on 03/13/20 at 04:15 PM
Well, dunno about the medicine itself, but trench foot always has been a serious thing.
Posted by Richard Bos on 03/15/20 at 06:40 AM
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