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January 1, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(1):11-14. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391260019002

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Iodoform Gauze in Gynecology.  —In Volkmann's Sammlung, No. 288, Fritsch, of Breslau, gives the manifold uses to which he puts iodoform gauze in gynecological practice. A 10 to 50 per cent. article is made, and the former may be easily made stronger in iodoform by incorporating the gauze with more iodoform, either in powder or in solution with ether, or in form of a glycerole. Iodoform gauze should be the only substance used in making tampons. In aseptic cases these tampons may remain in situ for ten days without showing any signs of putrefaction. In making these tampons a strip of gauze five cm. broad and two m. long is cut off, folded upon itself fan-shape, and inserted by means of the hand or dressing forceps, the end being allowed to hang out of the vulva, Simply drawing on this end will unravel the tampon and remove it without pain

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