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In a Query and Minor Note entitled "Erythema from Welding" published in The Journal, January 9, page 162, an ointment for the protection of welders was suggested which would consist of zinc oxide ointment to which is added 10 per cent tannic acid or 5 per cent methyl salicylate. This should be menthyl salicylate, as should a similar reference below it.
Protective Ointment for Welders. JAMA. 1943;121(5):365. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840050063021