Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 22 (1907)


Lt 158, 1907

Friends who are caring for Elder Simpson

Loma Linda, California

April 26, 1907

Previously unpublished.

To the friends who are caring for Elder Simpson:

I feel impressed to recommend for your consideration the use of charcoal as a powerful agency for removing poison from the system. I have on several occasions been impressed to suggest the use of charcoal, and it has often brought relief when every other means had failed. 22LtMs, Lt 158, 1907, par. 1

When we were in Texas, one of our neighbors was taken sick because of imprudence in eating. The organs of excretion failed to act properly, and his system was poisoned. He was in terrible agony. His family sent for me to come and pray for him. Then it was impressed upon my mind to send some one to the blacksmith’s for charcoal, pulverize it, and place it as a poultice over the entire abdomen. This was done, and the effect produced was wonderful. 22LtMs, Lt 158, 1907, par. 2

This brother had intended to be one of a party to go with a number of teams through Texas, but because of his illness he was left behind. The next day, however, as we were resting, we looked back and saw a team crossing the ferry. When it can nearer, we saw with it our brother who had been so ill. 22LtMs, Lt 158, 1907, par. 3

On several other occasions I have seen the charcoal poultice tried with favorable results. 22LtMs, Lt 158, 1907, par. 4