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April 25, 1896

CONTINUOUS SUBMERSION IN THE TREATMENT OF INFECTED WOUNDS OF THE EXTREMITIES.

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CHIEF SURGEON C. & S. E. RAILWAY. ANDERSON, IND.

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(17):814-816. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430690016002b

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Abstract

Within the sound of my voice to-day are not a few of the men who have been conspicuous in their efforts to place surgery upon a rational basis; to earn for it a place among the true sciences. To such there can be no name so illustrious that its glamour can blind them to the defects of any surgical proposition or procedure, nor can I believe they will fail to consider and weigh the suggestions of even the humblest within the ranks.

Before such a body, not easily influenced by sentiment or selfish considerations, but zealous always for the best interests of our profession, I appear to briefly submit and support the proposition, that in continuous submersion we have the most rapid, thorough and reliable treatment for infected wounds of the extremities yet devised.

We are told that continuous submersion, by which I mean the submersion of a part for

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