This section is from the book "Text-Book Of Materia Medica For Nurses", by Lavinia L. Dock. Also available from Amazon: Text-book of materia medica for nurses.
A combination of fats obtained from sheep's wool. It does not become rancid, nor form soaps, and is rapidly absorbed by the skin.
It is used as a simple emollient, and as a means of introducing medicine into the system.
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