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Bangor, Me., April 4, 1903.
To the Editor:
—As soon as Claudius' method of preparing catgut appeared I carefully prepared some imported gut, Nos. 0, 1 and 2. On trial the gut was brittle and absolutely worthless. The solution is also offensive and black. The same lot of gut was prepared by Hofmeister's method, and is as good as gut can be. The solution is clear and sparkling, and the gut can be boiled without injury. It lasts too long in the tissues, which is a good fault and can be remedied by using the smaller sizes
Hunt WL. Catgut Preparation.. JAMA. 1903;XL(16):1092. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490160044014