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Ammoniated Mercury Ointment

Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 06:48
by milsurvive
Regarding the 1 ounce tubes of Ammoniated Mercury Ointment found in the Arctic First Aid Kits for aircraft does anyone know if it 5 percent or 10 percent strength. Many Thanks Kriss

Re: Ammoniated Mercury Ointment

Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 07:03
by PAdoc
I dont know what was used in those kits, but I do know that 10% ammoniated mercury oint. was the USP standard in the United States in the 1930s. The 5% oint. was marketed but not a standard strength. Also the US Army Medical Supply Catalog lists only the USP Ammoniated Mercury Ointment item 91145 . So more than likely it was the 10% strength in those kits. USP stands for United States Pharmacopeia which is a legally recognized compendium of standards for drugs in the US.
Hope this helps until you get a better answer
Dirk

Re: Ammoniated Mercury Ointment

Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 14:41
by milsurvive
Thanks very much for taking the time to reply. Appreciate the info.