A NEW MOTHER FINDS A NEW WAY

In 1970, our daughter was born with a severe rash in the diaper area. Perhaps this doesn't sound like much, but after weeks of using every available medication with no results, it got to be quite a problem.

We had moved from the New England area of the United States to Christchurch, New Zealand, as a part of Operation Deep Freeze, which provides logistical support for the US National Science Foundation's Antarctic program. As the diaper rash persisted, I finally decided to take the advice of our local Plunket Society nurse. (The Plunket Society provides health services for children in New Zealand.) She highly recommended using cornstarch. After several more weeks of dusting the tiny bottom with what seemed like pounds of cornstarch, I was really desperate.

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