carbolic acid

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a toxic white soluble crystalline acidic derivative of benzene

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Joseph Lister revolutionized surgery with carbolic acid antisepsis.
Authorities have been closely monitoring the river since late Saturday night, when a tanker truck overturned on a highway near the river, resulting in the spillage of the truck's load of carbolic acid.
Two years later, Lister removed a breast tumour from his sister "using a dining table as his operating table, ether for anesthesia and carbolic acid as his antiseptic".
Carbolized catgut was also used to tie vascular pedicles and cotton saturated with a solution of carbolic acid was used to dress the wounds.
Lister moved to Edinburgh in 1853 and, seven years later, took the chair of clinical surgery at the University of Glasgow, where he successfully introduced carbolic acid to sterilise surgical instruments and to clean wounds.
He develops antiseptic surgical methods, using carbolic acid to clean wounds and surgical instruments.
In the 1940s, a Belgian chemist mixed carbolic acid and formaldehyde to create the first synthetic adhesive.
The carbolic acid in the soda will eliminate smells while the water rinses the spot clean.
For disinfection of discharges, carbolic acid was used in strength of 1 to 10.
If free water is present, strong carbolic acid is produced which is highly corrosive," she said.
Investigators are likely to examine the presence of a lorry carrying highly flammable carbolic acid, or phenol, which it is claimed overturned before the blast.
There have been several attempts to rubbish the claims, including an allegation that his wounds were self-inflicted by him rubbing carbolic acid into his hands.
In examining the process and formula for making vaccines, we find they contain poisons such as glycerine, carbolic acid, formaldehyde, mercury derivatives, and the toxic pus of diseased animals, humans or eggs.
He ordered that, in future, all carbolic acid was to be diluted and left in a liquid state for immediate use.