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August 22, 1885


JAMA. 1885;V(8):221-223. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391070025010

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Rag Disinfection—Laparotomy for Rupture of the Uterus—Hay Bacillus and Bacillus Anthracis.

Some weeks ago, without the least knowledge on my part that such an appointment was contemplated, and without any definite conception of the regulations of the Treasury Department governing the exportation from Germany to the United States of old rags, I was requested by the Consul-General to assume the duties of inspector. The circular issued by the Hon. H. McCulloch, Dec. 22, 1884, prescribed the following processes, either of which will be considered a satisfactory method of disinfection of old rags, and will entitle them to entry and to be landed in the United States upon the usual permit of the local health officer, viz.:

1. Boiling in water for two hours under a pressure of fifty pounds per square inch. 2. Boiling in water for four hours without pressure. 3. Subjection to the action

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