#OTD Here’s a fascinating post from the Hartford, Courant newspaper published on this day in 1977:
Headline: Doctor Used Moss To Bandage Wounds
Sphagnum moss, used by florists to keep seedlings and stems moist, was used during the Revolutionary War to bandage wounds; and as recently as World I.
Acidulous preservative water runs from the moss when squeezed and, no matter how often it is squeezed - it never becomes dry.
 


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Sphagnum Moss
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