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August 1, 1885

Manual of the Antiseptic Treatment of Wounds for Students and Practitioners.

JAMA. 1885;V(5):139. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391040027010

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This manual, the author tells us, is written with the view of enabling students to obtain a thorough knowledge of the practical details of the best methods of treating wounds. The nine chapters treat of Repair and Dangers of Wounds, Bacteria and Disease, Destruction of Bacteria, Aseptic Surgery—Materials Employed, Aseptic Surgery (two chapters), Aseptic Surgery — Modifications, Antiseptic Surgery. Before reading this little book we had not thought it possible that so much detailed information could be crowded into so small a space, and without any appearance of crowding, and scarcely of condensation. Mr. Cheyne has the happy faculty, however, which is by far too uncommon with writers, of knowing when he has come to the end of an argument, Of this book it may be said, as of his other writings, that it is condensed without being abrupt, it is detailed without verbosity, and all the instructions are given

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