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Church Hill woman awarded $15,000 after being burned by Reverend’s kerosene shampoo (1953)

One of the delights of running Church Hill People’s News has been going back through the thousands of stories that make up the history of the neighborhood. We’re going to be featuring these gems for some of you that may have missed them the first time around. These will show as Editor’s Picks and Features on the website.

We’re going to start with this story about the Kerosene Shampoo. Enjoy.

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Dana Bagby
Dana Bagby 06/13/2019 at 6:54 AM

I was just telling someone about this.

crd 06/13/2019 at 1:49 PM

This is a really old story, John Murden featured it years ago.

CHPN ADMIN 06/15/2019 at 9:27 PM

Jacob ran it as a throwback Thursday post.

Jay McGee
Jay McGee 06/13/2019 at 8:30 PM

$1,172 dollars for 82 days in the hospital being treated for burns.

Taking inflation into account that would be $11,241.19 today. Our healthcare costs are completely off the rails.


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