Disinfecting with Sulfur

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Disinfecting with Sulfur,

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Sulfur was burned to fumigate and disinfect when animals or people were sick. When you were quarantined with contagious diseases, mother would close up the house, add a spoonful of sulfur to coals on the stove. Family left for the shed until mother would go back (protected by cloth mask) and open the house to air it. Germs were killed. Children could go back to school.