Venereal Diseases; A Manual for Students and Practitioners

Venereal Diseases; A Manual for Students and Practitioners

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...urethrotome. The handle of the Bigelow instrument must not be boiled. Silver catheters should never be used when soft-rubber or woven ones can be employed, on account of the traumatism they are liable to produce, even in skilful hands. These instruments, with their obturators, or stylets, are washed with soap and hot water, and their interior injected first with hot soapsuds and then with alcohol; they may then be boiled or flamed off with alcohol. The tip beyond the eye should he made solid, so as to prevent any form of dirt or lubricant from collecting there. Litholapaxy tubes: The technic for sterilizing these instruments, together with their obturators or stylets, is exactly the same as that just described for the ordinary silver catheter. Tunnelled catheters: These instruments are cleaned in the same manner as the ordinary silver catheters, great care being taken to see that the tunnelled portion and groove is thoroughly cleaned, by scrubbing with a stiff brush and plenty of hot soapsuds, before boiling or flaming. Woven catheters: These instruments are covered with gum, varnish, or shellac, which gives them a smooth and highly polished but very delicate surface, which should always be intact when used. Some of these catheters are so constructed that they can be boiled for a few minutes in plain water, which of course is a great advantage; others, however, cannot be, and must therefore be cleaned by washing in soap and hot water, and injecting hot water through them, after which they may be dipped in cold sterile water to restore their rigidity, if so desired. It is important to have the portion beyond the eye made solid, as is usually done at the present time. They should be laid away straight and not in contact with each other. more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236530640
  • 9781236530646