A short time ago1 I gave a preliminary account of the use of an impermeable coating designed to prevent the escape of the epithelium and sebaceous gland secretions from the skin during operation, and the entrance of blood, pus, etc., into the crevices of the skin. It consists, briefly, in the application of a 4 to 8 per cent. solution of gutta-percha in benzine or acetone—the benzine solution for use on the hands, the acetone for surface applications at and around the field of operation. The 4 per cent. benzine solution has proven the best for wear. The benzine solution, however, dries more slowly than the acetone; it requires one and a half to two and a half minutes for it to thoroughly evaporate. If the rubber has not been destroyed by heat or sterilizing processes, the parts will have a decided adhesive tendency. If the solution is not good
MURPHY JB. A METHOD OF DISPENSING WITH RUBBER GLOVES AND THE ADHESIVE RUBBER DAM.SECOND COMMUNICATION.. JAMA. 1904;XLIII(12):807–808. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92500120002m
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