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January 7, 1893

Wanted.—A Word.

JAMA. 1893;XX(1):25. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420280033006

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Abstract

The medical profession in general, and the surgical instrument dealers in particular, are much in need of a word that will properly describe a surgical instrument that has been so constructed that it may be rendered aseptic. Such instruments are usually called aseptic, but as they are septic until rendered aseptic by antiseptic methods, it follows that the name as now applied is a misnomer, because an instrument can hardly be both septic and aseptic at the same time. Will some one kindly supply this " long felt want?"

[Aseptable?—Editor.]

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