By the term formaldehyde, I wish to designate a 40 per cent solution of the gas formaldehyde in water. Several articles answering to this description have been placed on the market under trade names such as the "Formalin" of Schering, the "Formol" of Merck, and the "Formalose" of Richards & Co. So far as I have tested these various preparations, they all agree as to composition, and yield perfectly similar results. My attention was first directed to formaldehyde as a morphological reagent in July, 1894, and I have been using it in my work, and have experimented with it in various directions since that time. It certainly possesses several most remarkable properties; so remarkable, in fact, that certain phases of laboratory work in animal morphology are ultimately destined to undergo a revolution through its use.
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Houser, Gilbert L.
"The Uses of Formaldehyde in Animal Morphology,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 4(1), 147-151.
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