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In our days of asepticism every instrument, or part of instrument, must be thoroughly scrubbed in every corner where the microbes take their abode. Following this principle, I had made in Paris a vesical catheter, made of two pieces, one sliding into the other, so as to be separable in two corresponding grooves, and being very easily cleansed with the brush. Of course the blind end, near the eyes, is filled up to the level of the eyes, with metal, so as to leave no corner or uneven space, or cul-de-sac to lodge the dreaded microbes.
That was all right, as long as the vesical catheter alone was concerned, in which the fluid supports no pressure, and which is short. But when I tried to apply this contrivance to the long sound for uterine irrigation in which the antiseptic fluid is forced with some power, I found no maker could
CORDES A. A NEW DOUBLE CATHETER FOR UTERINE INJECTION. Read in the Section of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women, at the Fortieth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, June, 1889. JAMA. 1890;XIV(2):52–54. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410020016001d
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