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I desire to precede the reading of this paper by the statement that much of what I have to say is the product of work recently done in the von Bergmann Clinic, at Berlin.
Many of the ideas and facts are comprised in Schimmelbusche's "Aseptische Wound Behandlung," recently published to formulate in no limited amount of original work, done by von Bergmann's corps and other German investigators.
Having been assigned the English translation of this book, I take the privilege of utilizing some of its contents in this paper, which may serve in a measure as an introduction to the translated volume, which I hope in a short time to have completed.
In considering the subject of the advances in this department of our science, it seems very appropriate to review for a moment the past state of events, that we may be better able to draw the necessary deductions
THORNBURY FJ. ADVANCES IN ASEPTIC SURGERY. Read in the Section of Surgery and Anatomy, at the Forty-third Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Detroit, Mich., June, 1892. JAMA. 1892;XIX(8):227–231. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420080021001h
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