February 19, 1916

Removal of Silver Stains

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La Junta, Colo.

JAMA. 1916;LXVI(8):592. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.02580340048030

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To the Editor:  —Doubtless many of your readers have been annoyed by the stains of argyrol on their hands or clothing. It may be of interest to know that in either case a thorough rubbing with a salt grease, such as bacon grease, followed by soap and water will completely remove all traces of discoloration due to the solution mentioned.[Comment.—The procedure for the removal of silver stains which our correspondent reports is interesting. Silver stains on towels, etc., can readily be removed by the application of dilute solutions of mercuric chlorid.—Ed.]

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