Success in the use of any embalming fluid depends largely on manipulation, an important part of the process being the thorough removal of fluid from the circulatory system before undertaking the injection of the embalming liquid.

I

Solution zinc chloride (XL S. P.)......... .. 1 gallon

Solution sodium chloride 6 ounces to pint. 6 pints Solution mercury hichloride, 1 ounce to pint.. 4 pints

Alcohol......... 4 pints

Carbolic acid (pure)........ 8 ounces

Glycerine........24 fluidounces

Mix the glycerine and carbolic acid, then all the other ingredients, when a clear solution of 3 gallons results, which is the proper amount for a body weighing 150 pounds.

II

Arsenious acid.. . 100 parts Sodium hydrate . 50 parts Carbolic acid and water, of each a sufficient quantity. Dissolve the arsenious acid and the soda in 140 parts of water by the aid of heat. When the solution is cold, drop carbolic acid into it until it becomes opalescent, and finally add water until the finished product measures 700 parts.

III

Salicylic acid.... 4 drachms

Boric acid....... 5 drachms

Potassium carbonate........ 1 drachm

Oil of cinnamon. 3 drachms

Oil of cloves..... 3 drachms

Glycerine....... 5 ounces

Alcohol......... 12 ounces

Hot water....... 12 ounces

Dissolve the first 3 ingredients in the water and glycerine, the oils in the alcohol, and mix the solutions.

IV

Thymol.........       15 grains

Alcohol.........           1/2 ounce

Glycerine.......       10 ounces

Water..........         5 ounces

V

Cooking salt.....       500 parts

Alum...........       750 parts

Arsenious acid...       350 parts

Zinc chloride. ...       120 parts

Mercury chloride         90 parts

Formal dehyde solution, 40 per cent..........    6,000 parts

Water, up to.....24,000 parts

VI

Arsenious acid. . .. 360 grains Mercuric chloride. 1.25 ounces

Alcohol.......... 9 ounces

Sol. ac. carbolic, 5 per cent........ 120 ounces

From 10 to 12 pints are injected into the carotid artery—at first slowly and afterwards at intervals of from 15 to 30 minutes.