March 3, 1888


JAMA. 1888;X(9):266-268. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400350014003

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The Treatment of Wounds by Iodoform Tampons.  Dr. F. Bramann reports (Archiv für klinische Chirurgie, Berlin, 1887) the results of treatment of wounds in von Bergmann's clinic for some years past. The gauze employed is sterilized by means of steam at 212°, and after drying may be impregnated with an antiseptic solution. The sterilized gauze is used in cases of trifling operations in small wounds. In larger wounds with more profuse secretion, it was thought best to obtain whatever advantage could be derived from the impregnation with corrosive sublimate, especially as the patients and operators are in the immediate vicinity of an audience coming direct from the anatomical rooms. The cotton employed is of late years merely sterilized. The towels, gum cloths, sponges, etc., are treated in a like manner. The silk used in sutures is wound on glass or

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