1921
Volume 10, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Summary

Mice maintained for 1 week on a bedding of cedarwood shavings were refractory to infection when exposed by immersing their tails in a cercarial suspension.

Immersion of the tail in ether solutions containing 1% cedarwood oil completely prevented infection in mice exposed 4 hours later. A 50% solution of cedarwood oil in ether provided complete protection for 3 days. The prophylactic efficacy of a 20% cedarwood solution (in ether) was not impaired by washing the treated skin in running water for 4 hours.

East Indian sandalwood oil, clove oil and pineneedle oil have also been shown to possess prophylactic efficacy against .

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