"Antiseptic" Preparations of Catgut and Silk; Their Relation to Wound Infection

W. G. MacPherson, Bowlby
1892 Medico-chirurgical transactions  
IN the Bradshaw Lecture, delivered by Sir Spencer Wells in December, 1890, allusion2 was made to certain experiments, which were then being conducted by me at the Research Laboratories of the conjoint Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons. These experiments are now sufficiently completed to enable me to bring forward certain definite facts, which may throw some light upon the occurrence of suppurations in wounds treated apparently in strict accordance with antiseptic principles, and upon the
more » ... , and upon the aseptic course of others treated apparently without these precautions. It is unnecessary here to do more than allude to the 1 This paper is a short account of experiments conducted at the research laboratories of the conjoint colleges during the winter of 1890-91.
doi:10.1177/095952879207500114 fatcat:r7k2nzmnejas5n7nis3lse5yla