Date: Wed, 2 Aug 1995 08:30:35 -0400 From: Wayne Glowka Subject: Re: monkey blood >Does anyone know the term "monkey blood" referring to Mercurochrome, >Merthiolate, or iodine? If so, please say when and where. Thanks. > >Joan Hall, DARE >jdhall[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Members of my family referred to Mercurochrome as monkey blood. My parents were raised in Weimar, TX, in the 30's, but moved to San Antonio in the early 50's. As children in the 50's and 60's in San Antonio, we always begged for monkey blood when we had a cut or scratch--the alternative was Merthiolate, which stung like hell. My mother would give us monkey blood; my father insisted on the effectiveness of Merthiolate. I was always impressed when my father would rinse his mouth out with Merthiolate when he had a mouth ulcer. Wayne Glowka Professor of English Director of Research and Graduate Student Services Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]