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June 3, 1911

TECHNIC FOR HYPODERMIC INJECTIONS

Author Affiliations

Major, Medical Corps, U. S. Army FORT D. A. RUSSELL, WYOMING.

JAMA. 1911;LVI(22):1654. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560220030016

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Abstract

I desire to submit to the profession a simple, rapid and efficient technic for giving hypodermic or intramuscular injections, which will be found peculiarly suitable where a large number of injections are to be given at once. I have used it in giving the antityphoid bacterin treatment to a battalion of infantry and the civilian population of an army post. It has stood the test. There has not been an infected arm as a result, and no patient has shown a temperature above 99 F.

The materials needed are:

The bacterin emulsion.

A glass-barrelled syringe. I use the Sub-Q tuberculin syringe because it is graduated in hundredths of a cubic centimeter and because it is not attacked by iodin as metal is.

Tincture of iodin, U. S. P.; some gauze or cotton.

The technic is as follows: As the men form in line with sleeves rolled up, an assistant, without

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