Posts Tagged ‘boils’

Boils and open sores were a very common thing in camp. There was no medicine for this except the purple liquid that was mentioned earlier. Dysentery and constipation were common ailments in camp. Of the two, I will take the constipation, having had both. Kidney trouble was another bad disease. There were so many men who lost control of their water with bladder and kidney infections. It was nothing unusual for a person to have to get up and go to the toilet from two to ten times at night. I don’t know where all the water came from, but I do know that none of us were drinking beer!