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Gentlemen:—This morning I begin my twenty-ninth annual course of clinical lectures in this hospital. I cannot do better than to devote the first part of my hour to day to the consideration of the method which I will follow in the treatment of wounds. Before showing you any cases, therefore, I propose making a few remarks upon the principles of antiseptic surgery, which we endeavor to carry out in all our operations. To some of you who have been in attendance upon these lectures in previous years, our practice here is well known; but others are here for the first time and are just commencing their studies; to these I may explain briefly the theory and practice of aseptic surgery, which will avoid the necessity of repetition and of going over the same explanation time after time after every operation during the winter, Moreover, even those to whom the antiseptic
MORTON TG. CASES ILLUSTRATING THE MODERN TREATMENT OF WOUNDS, AND THE PRINCIPLES OF ANTISEPTIC SURGERY. Clinical Lecture delivered Oct. 1, 1892, before the Clinical Class at the Pennsylvania Hospital. JAMA. 1892;XIX(19):558–560. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420190022001f
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