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PRIVATE DISPOSAL OF HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE.

PRIVATE DISPOSAL OF HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE. One of the first problems which engaged my attention on taking charge of Dr. Bayard Holmes' Private Hospital, was the disposal of hospital and kitchen refuse. It was imperative that soiled dressings should not be put with other garbage to be hauled about the city and be handled by many persons. Even throwing them into a metallic vessel, to be carried from room to room and to be handled at least once more when the vessel was to be emptied, was repugnant to me. That ever-present article—at once a nuisance and of unlimited usefulness—the old newspaper, seemed to be "indicated." When a soiled dressing was removed from a wound it is was immediately rolled up in a newspaper and put into a receptacle provided for the purpose. When the morning dressings were all done these small packages were made into large ones with more paper, and in this way conveyed http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

PRIVATE DISPOSAL OF HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE.

JAMA , Volume XXVI (1) – Jan 4, 1896

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1896 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1896.02430530022001g
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Abstract

One of the first problems which engaged my attention on taking charge of Dr. Bayard Holmes' Private Hospital, was the disposal of hospital and kitchen refuse. It was imperative that soiled dressings should not be put with other garbage to be hauled about the city and be handled by many persons. Even throwing them into a metallic vessel, to be carried from room to room and to be handled at least once more when the vessel was to be emptied, was repugnant to me. That ever-present article—at once a nuisance and of unlimited usefulness—the old newspaper, seemed to be "indicated." When a soiled dressing was removed from a wound it is was immediately rolled up in a newspaper and put into a receptacle provided for the purpose. When the morning dressings were all done these small packages were made into large ones with more paper, and in this way conveyed

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 4, 1896

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