Benzol, C6, H6
The most striking fact in the proving of Benzol seems to be the influence it
had on the circulatory system. It caused a slowing of the pulse stream which in
the guinea-pigs brought about the formation of infarcts. In the human provers it
resulted in a DECREASE OF THE RED AND INCREASE OF WHITE CELLS. (R. F. Rabe,
It ought to be of use in Leucaemia. Eye symptoms striking. Hallucinations -
Epileptiform attacks, coma, and anesthesia.
Sense of falling through bed and floor. Pains from below upward. Tired and
Frontal headache to root of nose. Dizzy. Pressing feeling in head. Right
Illusion of vision with wide open eyes. Twitching of lids. Photophobia,
objects blurred. Aching in eyes and lids. Marked dilation of pupils. Failure to
react to light, particularly daylight.
Profuse fluent coryza. Especially in afternoon. Violent sneezing.
Swelling of right testicle. Severe pain in testicles. Itching of scrotum.
Heavy limbs, cold legs, exaggerated knee-jerk. Pains from below upward.
Eruption like measles. Perspiration on side not lain upon. Itching all over
Worse at night. Worse right side.
Compare: Benzin. Petroleum ether - not as pure a compound as Benzene
(Benzol). It is the same, but with a mixture of hydrocarbons. It seems to
exercise a special influence on the nervous system and on the blood.
Oxyhaemoglobinaemia. Physical weakness, cramps, exaggeration of knee jerks,
nausea, vomiting, dizziness, HEAVINESS and coldness of limbs. Tremor of eyelids
and tongue. Benzin. dinitricum - D.N.B. - (The most obvious results of poisoning
by skin absorption are changes in the red blood corpuscles and liver
degeneration in amblyopia, color-blindness, retinitis. Field of vision
contracted. Black urine). Benzin. nitricum. Mir bane. (Dark, black blood,
coagulates with difficulty; venous hyperaemia of the brain and general venous
engorgement. Burning taste in mouth. Blue lips, tongue, skin, nails and
conjunctive. Cold skin, pulse small, weak, breathing slow and irregular,
unconsciousness, symptoms of apoplectic coma. ROLLING OF EYEBALLS IN THEIR
VERTICAL AXIS; PUPILS DILATED. Nystagmus. Respiration very slow, difficult,
sighing.) Trinitrotoluene (T.N.T.), Trotyl - is a high explosive, obtained by
nitrating toluene - a product of coal tar distillation.
When the skin or hair is exposed to T.N.T. by contact a characteristic yellow
or tawny-orange stain is produced, which lasts for some weeks. Indicated in
graver forms of anemia (pernicious) and jaundice. Produces fatal toxic jaundice.