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Croatian Clinic Uses Crude Oil Derivative to Cure Skin, Rheumatic Diseases

A spa resort near Croatia's capital Zagreb uses a derivative extracted from crude oil deposits to treat skin diseases and arthritis. The treatments in Ivanic Grad are attracting a growing number of patients from home and abroad. The Naftalan clinic is one of only two places in the world where naphthalene oil, an organic compound extracted from crude oil, is used for treatment of hard-to-cure skin diseases and rheumatic ailments. The dark oily substance slowly seeps into a row of...

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