Excerpt from University Medical Magazine, Vol. 7: Edited Under the Auspices of the Alumni and Faculty of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania; October, 1894, to September, 1895
Creosote. - Another article of the phenolic class that has long been used by the profession in the treatment of consumption is creosote, but not to the extent it has been since the introduction of Beechwood creosote. This was found to contain a larger amount of guaiacol, and this discovery led to the extensive use of guaiacol in tuberculosis; then followed the experiments with the carbonate, iodate, benzoate, -mentioned hypodermically and by the stomach, but the results have not been universally satisfactory.
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