At a meeting held June 4, 1885, I had the pleasure of reading before this Society a paper on the "Value of Biniodide of Mercury as an Antiseptic in Obstetrics." It was with hesitancy that I brought forward the claims of a new agent whose properties were at that time comparatively unknown. My only knowledge of its effects was that which I had derived from reading the experiments of Dr. Miquel, of France, and from my experience in three cases. Tonight I again bring it to your notice, not as an unknown and untried antiseptic, but as one which has proved itself far superior to any of this class of preparation which I have thus far used in obstetric practice. Since writing my last paper I have learned that the biniodide of mercury has been used for the past year in preference to all other antiseptics at the Lariboisière Maternité,
BERNARDY EP. THE VALUE OF BINIODIDE OF MERCURY AS AN ANTISPETIC IN OBSTETRICS.. JAMA. 1886;VI(16):422–425. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250040058002
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