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TITLE
A cure for fleas
EXTERNAL ID
KIGHF_MCIAN_2
DATE OF IMAGE
1847
CREATOR
unknown
SOURCE
Highland Folk Museum
ASSET ID
19765
KEYWORDS
occupations
flea remedies
treatments
First World War
A cure for fleas

This interesting remedy for fleas is written on the reverse of a postcard, part of a collection of cards based on the work of the Scottish artist R R McIan in the Highland Folk Museum, Kingussie. The card shows children and a dog listening to a piper.

'Regret to hear of your dog's condition.
Fleas are bad, & I can never forget the Great War type of crawler, but hedgehogs! it must be terrible trying to scratch them off - poor dog.

The Antidote
Partin Bree & Powsowdie
mixed in equal proportions
& allowed to ferment in
a coos bledder
Applied externally it has never failed to kill.

Acid Drop

Partan bree is a soup made from crab. Powsowdie is sheeps-head broth. The author, identified only as 'Acid drop', recommends fermenting the concoction in a sheep's bladder. The date of the message is unknown, but is after 1918, the end of the 'Great War', i.e. World War I

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A cure for fleas

occupations; flea remedies; treatments; First World War

Highland Folk Museum

R.R. McIan Illustrations

This interesting remedy for fleas is written on the reverse of a postcard, part of a collection of cards based on the work of the Scottish artist R R McIan in the Highland Folk Museum, Kingussie. The card shows children and a dog listening to a piper. <br /> <br /> 'Regret to hear of your dog's condition.<br /> Fleas are bad, & I can never forget the Great War type of crawler, but hedgehogs! it must be terrible trying to scratch them off - poor dog.<br /> <br /> The Antidote<br /> Partin Bree & Powsowdie<br /> mixed in equal proportions<br /> & allowed to ferment in<br /> a coos bledder<br /> Applied externally it has never failed to kill.<br /> <br /> Acid Drop<br /> <br /> Partan bree is a soup made from crab. Powsowdie is sheeps-head broth. The author, identified only as 'Acid drop', recommends fermenting the concoction in a sheep's bladder. The date of the message is unknown, but is after 1918, the end of the 'Great War', i.e. World War I