Insurance Fees and Lodge Practice

1907 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  
the application of the same teehnic to fill up any nooks or crevices liable to remain as "dead spaces" after an operation. It fills the space air-tight while the action of the iodoform in the filling ensures continuous antisepsis. The space or cavity must be absolutely dry and aseptic. The filling used is a soft mass formed by mixing equal parts of spermaceti and oil of sesame, filtering and sterilizing in a water bath, and then pour¬ ing 60 gm. of the hot mixture into a large vial containing
more » ... e vial containing 40 gm. of finely pulverized iodoform, shaking constantly until the mass hardens. He applies to the mixture the term Plombe, which is the German word for filling for a tooth, and the term Plombierung has been generally accepted by American and English writers as the special descriptive term for the Mosetig process. Before using, the filling is heated to 50 C. and is then poured into the cavity to be filled, where it rapidly hardens. It be¬ comes gradually absorbed and supplanted by granulations, but
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