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Not such distant mirrors

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 05 February 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:383

Warm tap water by the bucketful may be useful in flushing body cavities and wounds

  1. J W Dickson, retired orthopaedic surgeon
  1. Suffolk IP6 9AJ
  2. Burnley General Hospital, Burnley BB10 2PQ

    EDITOR—An excerpt from One hundred years ago describes the flushing of the peritoneum introduced by Lawson Tait as being “greatly to the patient's advantage.”1

    In the closing years of the first world war my mother was …

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