Oil of Doegling.

Oil of Doegling. Oleum Choenoceti. Doegling Oil. Doegling Thran. Ernie de Rorqual Rostre, Fr.— The oil derived from the Norwegian whale, Balaena rostrata, is said by Gustave Guldberg to possess a lower specific gravity than any other animal oil (0.876 at 15° C. (59° F.)), and also remarkable penetrative properties. It is affirmed that if mixed in equal quantities with chloroform it carries the latter agent through the skin, and enables it to act as a local anesthetic in pruritus, neuralgia, etc. Mixed with wax, it is highly recommended as a basis for ointments by the same authority.

The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.