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October 28, 1911


JAMA. 1911;LVII(18):1442-1443. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260100268011

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I have found the outfit here described useful for so many conditions that I wish to bring it to the attention of the profession. It can be used for the following purposes:

The treatment of abscesses by the closed method, as recommended by Sir A. E. Wright; the treatment of hydrocele; irrigation of the bladder; proctoclysis; the intravenous administration of salt solution, defibrinated blood, salvarsan, and other medicines; the subcutaneous administration of salt solution, and for direct intravenous transfusion.

The technic for treating an abscess by the closed method is as follows:

All stop-cocks are closed and the containers filled, one with an irrigating fluid, and the other with the medicated solution to be used. Stop-cocks 1 and 3 are then turned on and the rubber tubing from the container holding the irrigating solution is allowed to fill. Stopcock 3 is then turned oil'. The.-Isin where the needle

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