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Ordinarily, the more or less troublesome gas incubators on the market are impracticable for the general run of practitioners who have not enough bacteriologic work to keep them going continuously; while the electrical contrivances, except in expert hands, give practically no results at all. It is for these reasons that I give this little sketch, thinking it may help others out of the dilemma in which I was before struck by the happy thought of using a vacuum bottle.
Although the gas incubators work well when once started, they require so much attention and work each time their occasional use is demanded that most physicians are discouraged from making any cultures at all or are obliged to send them to some central laboratory. In the latter case so much time is required for the return of a diagnosis that it is useless for clinical purposes in urgent cases. All this is
SCHRUP JH. A PRACTICAL, EASY AND CHEAP METHOD OF INCUBATION. JAMA. 1912;LVIII(4):273–274. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260010273017
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