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TREATMENT OF INFECTED WOUNDS OF THE BRAIN WITH BACTERIAL FILTRATES

TREATMENT OF INFECTED WOUNDS OF THE BRAIN WITH BACTERIAL FILTRATES This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract A number of soldiers were brought to the Chinese Red Cross General Hospital with wounds of the head sustained in the recent Sino-Japanese hostilities at Shanghai. All these wounds were infected. During the first few weeks of this period the outcome in each case seemed to be determined by the course of the infection. The wounds were treated in a routine manner by irrigation and dressings with surgical solution of chlorinated soda. During the last few weeks bacterial filtrates were used instead of the solution as a further means of controlling the infection. Eight of the last ten patients admitted with open infected wounds of the head involving the brain received treatment with filtrates. We herewith report the results of this treatment. PROCEDURE Smears and cultures were made from the wounds as soon as possible after the admission of the patients to the neurosurgical division. The surgical condition was then http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Surgery American Medical Association

TREATMENT OF INFECTED WOUNDS OF THE BRAIN WITH BACTERIAL FILTRATES

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1934 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0004-0010
eISSN
1538-3644
DOI
10.1001/archsurg.1934.01170130192012
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract A number of soldiers were brought to the Chinese Red Cross General Hospital with wounds of the head sustained in the recent Sino-Japanese hostilities at Shanghai. All these wounds were infected. During the first few weeks of this period the outcome in each case seemed to be determined by the course of the infection. The wounds were treated in a routine manner by irrigation and dressings with surgical solution of chlorinated soda. During the last few weeks bacterial filtrates were used instead of the solution as a further means of controlling the infection. Eight of the last ten patients admitted with open infected wounds of the head involving the brain received treatment with filtrates. We herewith report the results of this treatment. PROCEDURE Smears and cultures were made from the wounds as soon as possible after the admission of the patients to the neurosurgical division. The surgical condition was then

Journal

Archives of SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 1, 1934

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