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August 1976

Flammability of Disposable Surgical Drapes

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Providence Hospital, Seattle.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1976;94(8):1327-1329. doi:10.1001/archopht.1976.03910040199012

• We discuss the high degree of flammability of disposable surgical drapes. The results of two separate tests and corresponding photographs are presented to verify the flammability. We stress the importance of the flame spread rate.