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Four fresh human temporal bones were harvested and preserved with a 1:10,000 Merthiolate
solution, as described by Heiland et al.
Problems associated with the use of Merthiolate
as a preservative in anti-lymphocytic globulin.
Undaunted artists can even try diluted solutions of the medicinal dyes gentian violet and tincture of Merthiolate
. They stain superbly.
Afler asepsis and disinfection of the surgical site with merthiolate
, extraction was performed with anatomical tweezers and Hollemback 3s.
ANYONE WHO RECALLS the stinging sensation of having a skinned knee painted with a reddish-orange antiseptic called Merthiolate
has an intimate acquaintance with thimerosal, simply another name for the bacteria-killing compound developed by Eli Lilly in 1929.
Patch testing can produce highly misleading results, including false-positive reactions to merthiolate
, fragrance, lanolin, or nickel.