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In Reply.—Your letter has been referred to me, as I was one of the coauthors of the article. I appreciate your interest in the overall subject, and was especially interested to hear of your use of mineral oil for lubricating surgical gloves. I am not aware that mineral oil for this purpose has been reported in the literature.
McILRATH DC. Starch Peritonitis-Reply. Arch Surg. 1977;112(9):1148. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1977.01370090130035