from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A pale-brown amorphous compound, C3H7.-CH3.C6H2(OI)2, of faint odor, containing 45.8% iodine, obtained by treating thymol with sodium hydrate, iodine, and potassium iodide; di-thymol-di-iodide; thymol iodide. It is used as a substitute for iodoform. Also called
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Weeping and exuding patches should be treated with powdered stearate of zinc, or oleate of bismuth, or aristol, either one dusted on till the area is fairly covered.
Then the raw surface is dusted over with pure boric acid or aristol, and the boric-acid ointment applied as before.
If death of the frozen part becomes inevitable, the hand or foot should be suspended in a nearly vertical position to keep the blood out, and the part bathed twice daily with a solution of corrosive sublimate (one 7.7 gr. tablet to pint of water), dusted well with aristol, and dressed with absorbent cotton and bandage until the dead tissue separates and comes away.
Gallacetophenone and aristol also act well in some cases, applied in five - to ten-per-cent. strength, as ointments.