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September 17, 1887

Leitfaden zur Antiseptischen Wundbehandlung,

JAMA. 1887;IX(12):383-384. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400110031012

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Guide to the Antiseptic Treatment of Wounds.  By Geheimrath von Nussbaum. Fifth, completely revised edition. Stuttgart: Ferdinand Enke. 1887. Chicago: Koelling, Klappenbach & Kenkel.Our readers will remember that in a very recent letter Dr. Senn said that this book had done "more towards the general adoption of antiseptic principles in the treatment of wounds than all the rest of the German literature combined." That it is appreciated outside of Germany is proved by the fact that it has been translated into five languages; and the number of editions—five—shows that it is thoroughly appreciated at home. In 1880 the author said, in a lecture, that a physician who ignored antisepsis and had a patient die of pyæmia deserved to be mulct in damages—and for this he was roundly abused at the time. His statement is still more true to day.On account of the conciseness of this book, it would

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