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Corporol  
  Preserves and maintains the body.  

He got hold of an Egyptian mummy and set about analyzing every gum and drug that the ancients had used to preserve it. And naturally he found their secret of preserving the body from decay...

He says he's going in there to take his anadrenalin and an injection of the preserving fluid which he calls "corporal".

Technovelgy from A Race Through Time, by Donald Wandrei.
Published by Astounding Science Fiction in 1933
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