Medicine: New Antiseptic

Newspapers, as they often do, last week brandished scant information of a new antiseptic—"monsol," synthesized by the Mondson Refining Co. This British concern is an offshoot of Sir Alfred Mend's industrial chemistry activities. His son Henry is its chairman. Scientific details they seemed chary in giving to the reporters. However, they did relate the drug's use, which the New York Times reported: "It can be applied to the skin and even to the tongue without burning and can be swallowed. More amazing still, it can even be injected into the blood...

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