Disinfection and Disinfectants; A Practical Guide for Sanitarians, Health and Quarantine Officers

Disinfection and Disinfectants; A Practical Guide for Sanitarians, Health and Quarantine Officers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...efficient way of rendering it safe is by soaking the cushions through and through with a 5 per cent. solution of formalin and leaving the furniture in an inclosed space twenty-four hours. Fortunately, this treatment does no special injury to fine fabrics. Upholstered furniture which has simply stood in a house or room in which a case of infectious disease has occurred, and which has in no way come in contact with the patient or the infectious materials, may be considered as being infected merely upon the surface, and therefore may with perfect safety be treated by gaseous disinfection. It is always well, in using formaldehyd, which is practically the only gas applicable for these objects, to sprinkle or wipe the surfaces of the upholstery with a 5 per cent. solution of formalin just before closing the room preparatory to liberating the gas. Gauze. See Bandages. Glassware, porcelain, china dishes, and Glassware, the like may be disinfected by boiling, steaming, or immersion in any one of the disinfecting solutions. The hands should be thoroughly washed Hands. and disinfected after contact with infected material of any kind. It is very difficult to disinfect the skin, especially around the finger nails, so that a cursory immersion into a bichlorid solution will not suffice. After contact with the skin of a case of smallpox or one of the exanthematous diseases, or after contamination with the discharges of cholera or typhoid fever, the hands should be immersed in a hot i:1000 bichlorid solution, then given a very thorough cleaning with soap and water, using a nail brush. After this the hands should be immersed in a i:10oo bichlorid solution for three minutes. In surgical practice the following methods of disinfecting the hands are commonly employed: ..show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236528441
  • 9781236528445