The popularity of allotments at this time meant many could be liable to small scratches and cuts, which could quickly become infected and lead to severe consequences – after all- no antibiotics in 1918.
An advert for Zam-Buk featured in the Bromley & District Times newspaper.
Always carry Zam-Buk the antiseptic healer
Work on the allotment produces a big crop of Cuts, Scratches and Blistered Hands, with the risk of dirt and dangerous disease germs infecting the broken skin and setting up blood poisoning.
This applies sepecially to the tens of thousands of people who have been unaccustomed to the use of garden tools.
The best way to get over this trouble is to always carry a box of Zam-Buk. This unique haling balm is of herbal origins, and has Soothing and Antiseptic qualities of rare power not present in ordinary first-aid dressings.
Not only is it a good plan to rub the hands over with Zam-Buk before starting work, but by immediately dressing wounds with Zam-Buk dangerous complications are prevented and the sore places healed quickly and painlessly.
The fact that injuries, at first no more serious than a slight scratch, may lead to amputation of a limb, and even death, shows how necessary it is to always have handy a box of Zam-Buk.