This section is from the "A Handbook of Useful Drugs" book, by State Medical Examining and Licensing Boards.
This preparation is made by mixing the purified fat of sheep's wool with water in a proportion not to exceed 3 parts of the latter to 7 parts of the former.
Lanolin is used as an ointment base. It has the advantage that it does not become rancid, but its odor and consistence are disagreeable. The old statements that it is more readily absorbed than other ointments has not been borne out by experience.