Does anyone else remember Magnoplasm (it draws stuff out eg splinters, pus whatever)? I remember it so fondly from childhood. It was warmed gently on teaspoon and then placed over the wound (which was invariably was a Guiness World record sized splinter - the most tragic case ever - that I wouldn't let anyone operate on - well that's my memory anyway) and in the morning the problem was solved. It always worked.
I thought they had long since stopped making the stuff. So many of the 'tried and trues' make way for more glamorous versions of medications ... sigh. Anyway, one of our residents had a jar. Apparently my face lit up in a strange way when I saw the little tub of magic ;-)
The only thing with this stuff is that it doesn't smell 'grey'. Now I can't explain it anymore than that but my memory nose tells me that Magnoplasm used to smell grey. Now it doesn't smell of anything. Is that important, not really sure.
Anyway, it was a lovely memory moment :-)