1936 Surgical Diseases and Surgery of the Dog with 91 Illustrations Cecil French Author: French, Cecil Publisher: Alexander Eger [Reprinted] Release Date: 1936
Notes: This hardcover book was published in 1936 by Alexander Eger with over 440 pages including illustrative plates. The text is unmarked. The binding is weak as the hinges are cracked. No dust jacket. The pages are toned with scattered foxing.
Content Description: Excerpt from CHAPTER I: General Surgery, ANTISEPSIS. ASEPSIS. ANTISEPTICS.Since Lister first advocated the employment of chemical agents to prevent bacterial development in wounds, the principle has been generally adopted, though it has received modification in recent years. The original plan of antisepsis comprehended the disinfection of instruments, suturing material, operator's hands, area of operation, and everything coming in contact with the wound, by means of chemical germicides supplemented by post-operative treatment of the wound with antiseptic agents to inhibit the growth of bacteria. Antisepsis is still practised, but on this continent has given place largely to the aseptic method in which the use of chemical agents is limited solely to the disinfection of the operator's hands and the cutis of the area of operation, sterility of instruments and suturing ... read more