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March 2, 1895

Lister's Method.

JAMA. 1895;XXIV(9):332. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430090034010

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Milwaukee, Wis., Feb. 14, 1895.

To the Editor:  —Will you kindly inform me what Lister's method of chromicizing catgut is and obligeYours, etc., D. T. Shimonek, M.D.307 Grand Avenue.

Answer:  Lucas-Championierre, in his work on the "Radical Cure of Hernia," thus gives the original formula of Lister, which Lucas-Championierre still adhered to in 1892:M.Catgut should be immersed in this emulsion not less than six months. Before using the catgut it is soaked for a quarter of an hour in a carbolic acid solution 20 to 100.