Thymol is a phenol derived from the volatile oil of Thymus vulgare (Fam. Labi-atce). It should be kept in well-closed containers.

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C2H5OH..........................................................................................

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Triturate a small amount with camphor...................................................................................................................

Triturate a small amount with acetanilid................................................................................................................

To an alcoholic solution add KI, T. S.......................................................FeCl3, T. S...................................

Thymol internally is specific for uncinariasis duodenale. Dose, 1 Gm. a day, avoiding oils or fats in the meanwhile.