Bacteriology and Surgical Technic for Nurses

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General Books, 2013 - Medical - 66 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...acid solution. Cargile membrane, tissue made from the peritoneum of the ox, is used as a protective against adhesion formation, particularly in operations upon the bowels. Gloves.--Rubber and cotton gloves are much employed in surgical work, and with very good results. They prevent infection by the surgeon's and assistants' hands, which even with the greatest care cannot be rendered completely sterile. The cotton gloves are sterilized by dry heat. The rubber gloves are sterilized by boiling one hour in a 1:20 solution of carbolic acid, after which they are transferred to a basin of sterilized water until required for use. To put them on, they are filled with sterile water until the whole glove becomes distended, after which they are easily slipped on. Some surgeons wear the gloves to protect the hands after they have been sterilized and remove them when all is ready for the operation. Rubber-glove Solution.--Murphy suggests an aseptic film covering sufficiently tenacious to last during several hours' work, to be made by dipping the hands and arms into a 4 per cent. solution of pure guttapercha chips dissolved in sterile benzine or acetone (use chloroform or carbon tetrachlorid in place of these, owing to inflammability). The solution must not be boiled. Apply by immersion, allowing excess to drip from the fingers; the acetone solution dries in a few seconds, that of benzin requires two or three minutes. Remove from the skin, which is left pliant, by washing in benzin. Green Soap.--Caustic potash, 13 ounces. Linseed oil, 40" Alcohol, 4" Heat the oil in a vessel to 1400 F. or till it is too hot for the fingers. Dissolve the potash in 67 ounces of hot water. Add the alcohol and let it cool. Then add the heated oil, stirring...

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