A fourth said lime was an infallible remedy.
As a conspicuous consequence the teeth fail to develop properly, particularly as to their enamel, for which lime is an essential constituent.
It has been shown that lime is, relatively, a sedative to cells.
For this, lime is the principal agent.
The result was not satisfactory, as might be expected from the fact that lime is a comparatively weak antiseptic (52.5 by atomic weight, while creosote is 216), and from the extreme tediousness of three months' soaking.
Lime, properly speaking, is a metal, which goes among chemists by the name of calcium.