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April 9, 1892

Frauds in Eucalyptus Oil.

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(15):467-468. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411190027013

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—There is a lively demand in the English markets for oil of eucalyptus, and some unscrupulous retailers of the drug have been tempted to tamper with it. A chemist at Liverpool was detected in trying to sell an article contain- ing 20 per cent, of alcohol for the crude oil, and was fined. The Therapeutic Gazette has an editorial on the subject of misrepresentation that is liable to deceive the unwary buyer in this country. Get the best, we say, and accept that only.

A reliable fluid extract of eucalyptus can be had in this country, but with regard to the eucalyptol obtainable here we are not so certain. In the article in the Gazette, it is stated that Professor Mosler, of Griefswald, has published his results from the use of the oil of eucalyptus in the Berliner klinische Wochenschrift. Mosler's paper says, " The oleum eucalypti used by me

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