In 1889, Halsted's theatre sister, Miss Caroline Hampton, developed severe eczema of her hands as result of repeatedly soaking her sensitive skin in carbolic acid followed by bichloride
Keeley and his bichloride
of gold cure for inebriates, certainly an example of patent medicine quackery at high tide, she does not devote much space to medically-based recovery therapies of the pre-Prohibition era.
Their advertisements and news items inform of first uses of chloroform in New Zealand at Auckland's Colonial Hospital in June 1848, refrigeration analgesia in Dunedin in 1867, of both nitrous oxide and methylene bichloride
in 1878 and topical cocaine in June 1885.
What creating this spectacle entails is whitening the skin with "pearl-powder," a form of bismuth; reddening it with, for instance, "Bloom of Roses," which might contain sulphuric acid: using cochineal (a dye obtained from dried insects) and ammonia on the lips; and dying the hair with bichloride