American Journal of the Medical Sciences
although but slightly in distilled water, which takes up only 1.3 per cent With the addition of a small quantity of alcohol a 2 per cent, solution can be obtained. It coagulates albumin, as does phenol, but not completely According to Ktrpow, in 2 per cent, solution it is a little less energetic than corrosive sublimate one per milk against the spores of anthrax, but is incomparably more active than 5 per cent, solutions of phenol or cresol. It is much less poisonous than the substances above
... substances above mentioned. The urine of the animals used for experiment, even exposed to the air, remained for a month without odor or any sign of putrefaction, the coloration only becoming more pronounced. From the experience of this antiseptic in about two hundred operations the following conclusions are reached: In from 1 to 2 per cent, solutions it is the most energetic antiseptic which organic chemistry furnishes; it is of definite chemical combination, and in solution is colorless, or almost so, and its odor is less disagreeable than other phenol or cresol derivatives ; it can be used for the disinfection of the hands and instruments as well as the usual antiseptics.-Revue Medicate de la Suiue Romande, 1895, No. 7, 365. Cocaine-anesthesia.