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Vaseline in the Hypodermic Injection of Antiseptics.
—Meunier, of Lyons, considers vaseline as diffusing itself very rapidly through all the tissues of the body; its diffusibility varies inversely with its consistence, which may be that of a perfect liquid or that of wax; it preserves its diffusibility when holding in solution a microbicide. Antiseptics dissolved in vaseline, when injected beneath the skin or applied upon a wound or a mucous surface, are diffused without exciting pain or reaction, provided that the substances used be pure and in doses which can be tolerated; the dose and consistence of the dissolvent must be varied according to the organ treated.The method of treatment is as follows: Among the antiseptics used in these experiments upon animals were carbon bisulphide, carbolic acid, camphor, iodoform, thymol, essence of cubebs, oil of santal, copaiba, oil of cinnamon, turpentine, thyme, eucalyptus, mint, kousso, and most of
MEDICAL PROGRESS. JAMA. 1887;IX(6):177-178. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400050017003