1896 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
more » ... 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.
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