from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Pure methyl chlorid, CH3Cl, used as an anesthetic in place of ether and chloroform: a trade-name.
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Garrick had stooped down and picked up both the handkerchief with its crushed bits of the kelene tube and near it a shattered glass hypodermic.
Then comes the jab with the real needle -- perhaps another whiff of kelene to give the injection a chance.
And, preceded by a whiff of kelene, not even the sensations I have described are remembered. "