Wilkinson Ointment

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Wilkinson Ointment

 

an antiseptic remedy consisting of liquid tar, calcium carbonate, refined sulfur, naphthalene grease, potash soap, and water. It was developed by the British physician J. Wilkinson in the 19th century. Wilkinson ointment is used to treat scabies, fungus, and other skin diseases.

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