Date: Tue, 1 Aug 1995 18:53:04 CDT
From: "Donald M. Lance" ENGDL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MIZZOU1.MISSOURI.EDU
Subject: Re: monkey blood
I grew up knowing that Mercurocrome was monkey blood, or vice versa.
This was part of our family language that has origins in southwest Arkansas.
My recollection is that Merthiolate is a later product.
We didn't use 'monkey blood' to refer to iodine. We had another name for
that but I can't remember what it was.
The time frame for all this is language from at the latest the 1930s.
I have no way of knowing how long ago my Arkansas relatives began using