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November 12, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(20):620-621. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400190012001e

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Absorbent cotton is far preferable to sponge for grafting purposes, as it is always ready and at hand, requiring no preparation for its use; while the preparation of the sponge is a tedious process, and it must be kept in air-tight vessels immersed in an antiseptic solution. The following case will illustrate the modus operandi:

Eliza Roy, female, 18 years old, was treated by me from October 18 to November 12, 1886, for cerebro-spinal meningitis. She made a good recovery, with the exception of an indolent ulcer three by five inches and one-half inch deep, the edges callous and turned under, resulting from a severe burn, on the lower part of the right leg, caused by the application of a hot iron to her feet, one night, while in a semi-comatose state, during the acme of the fever. The burned place was not noticed until she complained of it some

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