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August 9, 1947

The Ethicon Book of Sutures for Operating Room Nurses and Others Interested in the History, Use, and Manufacture of Suture Materials

JAMA. 1947;134(15):1274. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880320064030

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This book is designed for the promotion of surgical gut sutures. It is published by the Ethicon Suture Laboratories, a division of Johnson and Johnson. The most interesting and instructive part of the book occupies about a third of the text. The rest of the material is largely miscellaneous, anecdotal and historical.

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