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January 8, 1898

THE BEST METHODS OF STERILIZING OPHTHALMIC INSTRUMENTS AND SOLUTIONS OF MYOTICS AND MYDRIATICS.

Author Affiliations

DIRECTOR BIOCHEMIC LABORATORY, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE; DEAN AND PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY, COLUMBIAN MEDICAL COLLEGE. WASHINGTON, D. C.

JAMA. 1898;XXX(2):71-73. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.72440540019002f
Abstract

That process of sterilization is of course the most useful which gives the best results and can be most quickly carried out, as boiling, where it is convenient, has been the means par excellence long recognized for destroying bacteria. Specially devised droppers, as Stroschein's1 and Llewellyn's bottles, in which the solutions of mydriatic or myotic can be boiled before use, are satisfactory, but unless a cap is provided for the exit tube, or the tube itself has a bend that serves as a trap and keeps the solution in the bottle free from dust, there is always danger of contamination of the solution upon repeated handling. Even if the bottle is provided with such a trap, the solution which collects in it should be removed each time before use by gently flaming the tip, or by the use of disinfectants. The mere forcing of more solution through the unsterile

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