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February 1978

Use of Systemic Antibiotics for Prophylaxis in Surgery

Arch Surg. 1978;113(2):221-222. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1978.01370140111028

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To the Editor.—The March issue of the Archives of Surgery contained an article by Chodak and Plaut entitled, "Use of Systemic Antibiotics for Prophylaxis in Surgery: A Critical Review" (112:326-334). In Table 1 of this article, "Inadequately Designed Studies on Systemic Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Surgery," there is a subset column that describes studies that have employed inadequate controls. Among those described is one written by myself and published in the Archives in 1968 (97:533-537).

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