Date: Tue, 1 Aug 1995 18:53:04 CDT From: "Donald M. Lance" 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 this term. DMLance