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BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7360.396/a (Published 17 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:396
  1. Mirza Muminovic (mmuminovic@bmj.com)
  1. BMJ Clegg scholar

    Two, Four, Eight Little Germs. There are many more of these invisible inhabitants on our hands. Some will sail away with the next handwashing, some new ones will settle down afterwards. And so it continues. One of this week's papers suggests that handrubbing with an alcohol based solution is significantly more efficient in reducing hand contamination than handwashing with antiseptic soap (p 362). But what does the internet say about …

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