This section is from the book "Materia Medica And Therapeutics: An Introduction to the National Treatment of Disease", by John Mitchell Bruce. Also available from Amazon: The pharmacology and therapeutics of the materia medica.
A derivate of Cinchona Bark, whence its name. Now made synthetically, or by the action of glycerin on nitro-benzol and aniline, in the presence of a dehydrating agent.
Lose. - Of chinolin, 3 to 10 min.; of the tartrate, 5 to 15 gr.
Chinolin is antiseptic and disinfectant externally. Internally, it is an antipyretic, like resorcin, and has been used for the same class of cases.