You may break, you may shatter the box, if you will, But the scent of iodoform will linger there still.
If something else just as efficacious can be found, or is at hand, then iodoform should be forever banished, on account of its odor if for no other reason. This odor is unmistakable, and to-day the laity know it quite as well as the physician. "Once smelled, always remembered," is surely true of this promiscuously used drug. You meet a man on the street and, as he passes, you get a whiff of iodoform; you at once wonder whether he is a physician or a patient. You enter a sleeping-car and the well-known odor comes to your attention; you at once look over your fellow passengers for the suspected one. You get the same odor in the ballroom or in the church, and you at once wonder who has it