The Effects of Carbolic Acid on the Body | Healthy Living
Sep 30, 2017·Carbolic acid affects the human body in a variety of ways. It was originally an antimicrobial compound. In the mid-1800s, American surgeon Joseph Lister used carbolic acid to clean and dress wounds, reports MedicineNet.com. When administered in diluted strength, it is particularly useful as a topical anesthetic, and can relieve toothache pain.