For cuts, bruises, wounds, stings—all infections-LISTERINE—instantly! (Oct, 1930)

200,000,000 per second? Wow, that must really work. Now, is that world wide? Or just in the lab? Yay for context free numbers.

For cuts, bruises, wounds, stings—all infections-LISTERINE—instantly!

Whenever the skin is broken, there is acute danger of infection. Germs of infection may reach the wound from other parts of the skin surface or the air may transmit them.

Whenever there is an accident such as a cut, bruise, burn, or sting, that breaks the surface of the skin, the intelligent thing to do is to douse full strength Listerine on the affected part, and to repeat the treatment frequently.

For Listerine, though safe and non-poisonous, is a remarkable germicide with amazing power to kill germs without harming tissue.

Repeated tests in great international laboratories show that when used full strength, Listerine kills even the stubborn Staphylococcus Aureus (pus) and Bacillus Typhosus (typhoid) in counts ranging to 200,000,000 in 15 seconds.

Listerine also has marked penetrating power, enabling it to reach germs in the tissue.

Its prompt use in any open wound is a valuable aid to nature in destroying dangerous micro-organisms.

In addition to its germicidal power, Listerine has a pleasant, healing effect. It reduces swelling, allays inflammation, and antiseptically cleanses the tissue.

Use it full strength for all minor wounds and until the doctor comes, in serious ones. Lambert Pharmacal Company, St. Louis, Mo., U.S.A.

Soothes, heals, combats infection
KILLS 200,000,000 GERMS IN 15 SECONDS
(fastest killing time accurately recorded by science)

4 comments
  1. Rick Auricchio says: June 15, 20129:26 am

    Shame on you, Charlie. They claimed 200 million in fifteen seconds. So it’s a paltry 13.333 million per second.

    This correction, however, has no bearing on the silliness of their claim.

  2. Hirudinea says: June 15, 20121:52 pm

    You can also use it for toenail fungus, just remember, mouth first, toe last.

  3. Toronto says: June 15, 20126:54 pm

    And never swallow it! Think what it’ll do to your digestion.

  4. Charlene says: June 17, 201210:09 am

    But how can you doubt it? That number was recorded BY SCIENCE!

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