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February 25, 1888

THE VALUE OF IODOFORM IN SURGERY.

JAMA. 1888;X(8):238. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400340018005

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Abstract

The year 1887 was prolific of iodoform literature, probably the more so because of the paper of Heyn and Rovsing, of Copenhagen, that appeared early in the year, and in which the surgical value of iodoform was denied. The latest contributions to the subject are the papers of A. Kunz (Ueber die Wirkung des Iodoforms auf Infectionsorganismen, in Ziegler and Nauwerck's Beiträge zur pathologischen Anatomie und Physiologie, Bd. ii, Hft. 2, Sänger (Ueber die Einwirkung des Iodoforms auf das Wachs[ill] thum und die Virulenz der Milzbrand-bacillen, Deutsche medicinische Wochenschrift, No. 33, 1887), and Jeffries, of Boston (Anti-bacterial Action of Iodoform, American Journal of the Medical Sciences, January, 1888).

The papers of Kunz and Jeffries contain reviews of the literatnre of the subject, as well as the details of a number of bacteriological experiments. They are also interesting, as showing how bacteriological work is to be done, how evidence is to

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