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April 20, 1895

A Manual of the Modern Theory and Technique of Surgical Asepsis.

JAMA. 1895;XXIV(16):607. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430160035025

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This book is rather interesting, as it sets forth clearly and distinctly the modern practice of asepsis as distinguished from antisepsis. There are sixteen chapters, namely, I, of microbes; II, of asepsis; III, means of disinfection; IV, prophylactic disinfection; V, disinfection of instruments and dressings; VI, sterilization of catgut, silk, etc.; VII, sponges, drainage tubes and ligation tubes; VIII, an aseptic operating room; IX, aseptic wounds; X, infected wounds; XI, aseptic bone wound treatment; XII, renewal of dressing; XIII,technique of aseptic operation; XIV, aseptic injection; XV, anesthesia; XVI, asepsis of private practice. There have been several good books on this subject lately, notices of which have appeared in these columns, but the book under consideration is original in many respects. We commend it.

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