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June 22, 1912

A METHOD OF CONTINUOUS STERILIZATION OF INSTRUMENTS, TOGETHER WITH ASEPTIC HYPODERMIC MEDICATION

Author Affiliations

Medical Officer, Government Printing Office WASHINGTON, D. C.

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(25):1939. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260060288009
Abstract

It will be seen in the illustration that an attempt has been made to demonstrate, pictorially, a procedure whereby instruments and hypodermic medication may be rendered reasonably, safe, convenient and prompt as concerns sterility, as well as designedly simple from a practical standpoint, particularly as relates to emergency room, minor surgery or similar work.

Briefly stated, the essential features are that little or no attention under this system need be paid to the matter of the mechanical or the chemical cleanliness of instruments after this sterilizer is in operation, with consequent relief of mind where one is without skilled help; that the annoyance of the sterilizing receptacle running dry or overflowing is avoided; that the applied agents mentioned are convenient, for prompt use, and that the nearest tinsmith or plumber may readily construct a similar contrivance for those who may desire such innovations in their operating rooms, connected up with

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