posted on Nov, 6 2008 @ 10:19 PM
I've been debating this in my mind for awhile, because, there is not much left.
The story I was told is that it could not be duplicated. That was over 20 years ago.
The following is a brief story of what happened.
In the 80's I burned myself at work on white hot steel. A customer saw it happen as I went to run my arm under cold water, he left the premises.
After about 10-15 minutes, I was ready to dress the 3rd degree burn when the man returned, stuck his head into the employee area and said, "Excuse
me, but did you just burn yourself"?
I rolled my eyes in embarrassment and answered,"yeah."
He told me he had some stuff that would help, and held out a 4oz or so plastic bottle with a dropper cap lid. He told me to put some on my burn.
There was no label and having been burned before, knew that I was looking at 6-8 weeks of care and hopes on no infection.
I was reluctant and asked what it was.
To outline the story, his Dad made it in the 60's while developing rotary technology to add to fuel hoping to help explosive and injurious accidents
that these engine failures were causing. Later they ran the exhaust with this burning in it to an enclosure of lab rats and they were able to breath
Then, they determined it stopped burns cold. and if it was applied within 30 secs to a minute, the burn would be way less severe. He said that his
father, also a pilot had always carried some and once he applied it upon an infant that was scaulded with hot coffee on a flight, which emergency
landed while ground medics were astonished that the infant had red skin but no scaulding as excpected.
That his Father was negotiating sale of the formula when he died, leaving no formula behind that could be located.
Mind you this was the 80's.
They (his family) had what was left of the only 50 gallons produced but in attempting do duplicate the formula, could not make it work, thus deciding
to keep it as a family only medicinal supply.
I was in pretty good pain and thought this guy looked and sounded legit. He even put some on his finger and tongued it.
So, I put a drop on my burn, and started opening some gause to cover it.
The liquid is clear, has an oil-like slick feel and smells like nothing.
He told me don't try to cover it because nothing would stick, and he was right.
He told me that in 4 days, it would be scabbed over with a thick black scab and by day 6 it would fall off and that would be it.
On the 6th day, the thick black scab fell off leaving behind just a pink skinned area whrere the burn had been.
I worked around dirt and oil, grease etc..and the whole time never covered it, just a drop a day on it and never got infected. I was surprised.
I used it now and then and for close friends if they were around. It took the swelling and throbbing pain away from blood blisters as well, and cuts
Now, I have a very small amount left, but the technology may be able to crack the formula today. I need a che mist or such to check a sample.
This stuff (if the story told is true) is now more than 40 years old.
I've had it over 20 years, and it has not changed in consistency on any noticable way.
Last week, a newer friend came by with a bretty good burn on her thumb and I put one drop on it.
I saw her the next day and she showed me her thumb. There was no sign of the burn.
Still seems to work. But as stated, only a small, and I mean very small sample left.
What to do....what to do....