‘Dissolve excess fat’ - January 1914

World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district
World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district

In this, the latest in our daily news reports taken from the West Sussex County Times of 1914, we reveal the way to get rid of excessive fat.

“Three weeks ago I read in the paper of a lady who found that a simple mixture of herbs could be rubbed on fleshy places and that this would gradually dissolve excessive fat.

“I was sorely in need of just such advice so I obtained from a chemist 1 dram of quassia chips and 3ozs of cirola bark extract. After taking them home I put the quassia chips in a basin and poured over them a teacupful of boiling water.... I poured the mixture into a bottle and applied it freely every nightand morning with my hands for about five minutes.

“The fat just seemed to melt away each time that I rubbed it on and I never dreamed it would so easy to get slender.”

As part of our First World War centenary coverage we want to hear from you. If you live in the Horsham district and had a relative who fought in the war, tell us about them. It doesn’t matter if the relative lived outside the area.

Email details of your relative to us at steve.payne@jpress.co.uk