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1921 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  
of transport ; daily disinfection at the bedside, and terminal disinfection (after the recovery or death of the patient or his removal to a hospital, and in the case of tuberculosis, after a change of residence). As means of disinfection, mercuric chlorid, lime and sterilizing by means of boiling water are recommended. But other disinfectants also may be employed. The daily disinfection at the bedside is the duty of the attending nurses, who should have had a week's special train¬ ing in
more » ... rain¬ ing in methods of disinfection. If necessary, visiting nurses or professional disinfectors may instruct the attending nurses or the friends of the patient in regard to the best methods of carrying out daily disinfection, but they must not inter¬ fere in any way with the treatment that is being employed. The terminal disinfection should be carried out by the trained person who attended to the daily disinfection, but it is imperative that such person must have had the necessary training for these duties. Only in case the county (kreis) physician thinks that a special disinfection is necessary shall such disinfection be carried out, but it must be done imme¬ Deaths
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