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Boracic lint

Boracic lint was a type of medical dressing made from surgical lint that was soaked in a hot, saturated solution of boracic acid and glycerine and then left to dry.

It has been in use since at least the 19th century,[1] but is now less commonly used. When in use, boracic lint proved to be very valuable in the treatment of leg ulcers.[2]

The term "boracic", pronounced "brassic", is also used as Cockney rhyming slang for having no money - "boracic lint" → "skint."[3]


  1. ^ Pennington, T. H. (January 1995). "Listerism, its decline and its persistence: the introduction of aseptic surgical techniques in three British teaching hospitals, 1890-99.". Medical History 39 (1): 35–60.  
  2. ^ Braithwaite, William (1876). The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery. W. A. Townsend Publishing Company. p. 85. 
  3. ^ Joanna Lumley (2011-09-12). "From the world's most glamorous single mother to Gurkha warrior, Joanna Lumley reveals all in her colourful biography | Mail Online". Retrieved 2013-10-13. 

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