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ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7056.538a (Published 31 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:538

FOREIGN VIEWS OF LONDON SURGERY

A correspondent writes: Some writers in the American medical papers have been recently making merry over the practice of aseptic and antiseptic surgery as carried out in the hospitals of London, and although we are far from admitting that the accounts given are properly representative of what goes on at all our hospitals, it seems a pity that at any of them practice should lag so far behind theory as to furnish opportunity for such very candid criticisms. One writer in the New York Medical Record describes a laparotomy which he saw done. Some of the instruments were boiled, others …

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