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Wrist watches must be removed before washing hands

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 30 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:328
  1. J C Hartley, Specialist registrar.,
  2. A D Mackay, Senior registrar.,
  3. G M Scott, Consultant.
  1. Department of Clinical Microbiology, University College London Hospitals, London WC1E 6DB

    EDITOR—The select committee on science and technology's seventh report states that “Adequate and appropriate hand washing is well recognised as the single most important measure in infection control.”1 All …

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