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January 14, 1905

Modern Hospital Asepsis from an Interne's Viewpoint.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(2):141. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500290061012

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Chicago, Dec. 21, 1904.

To the Editor:  —It seems almost superfluous and uncalled for to try to bring out anything more relative to asepsis in the modern hospital and operating room of to-day, but with the exception of a hint of them now and then to be seen in various articles in some of the later journals, no one has touched on two or three points that should be strongly emphasized and criticised, and the causes of which should be eliminated in order to get better aseptic surgical results.One would think on close examination of one of the newer operating rooms that every precaution had been taken, that every means known to bacteriology had been or was constantly being employed to destroy the bacteria that had already gained entrance to the operative field and its environment and to prevent any further contamination. The room as a whole is built

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