A Manual of Bacteriology

Paperback | May 15, 2012

byHerbert Upham Williams

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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. 1898 Excerpt: ...of anthrax, glanders and the pus cocci were destroyed within twenty-four hours by one application. For spore-forming organisms and the bacillus of tuberculosis the power is not so great, the latter organism not being destroyed by three applications of the whitewash. This is due, perhaps, to the large amount of fatty matter in the bacillus of tuberculosis, and suggests the possibility of enhancing the efficacy of the lime by the addition of a small proportion of caustic alkali. Hydrogen Peroxide.--This substance is placed on the market in solutions varying in strength from 10 to 30 volumes; the mode of expression indicating that corresponding solutions will liberate ten to thirty times their volume of oxygen when appropriately treated. The addition of 1-1000 to a water infected with the typhoid bacillus and the cholera spirillum will render it sterile in twenty-four hours. Van Tromp asserts that the addition of 1-10,000 to a polluted water will render it sterile in twenty-four hours. It possesses the property of rapidly oxidizing purulent secretions, and on this account is much used for cleansing infected wounds. It deteriorates in strength so rapidly that only fresh solutions of known strength should be used. Potassium Permanganate.--Koch asserts that a 3 per cent. solution will destroy anthrax spores in twenty-four hours, but that a 1 per cent. solution cannot be depended upon to kill pathogenic organisms. Its disinfectant value in practice is very low on account of its ready decomposition by inert material. In the dilute solutions usually used for medicinal injections and irrigations no disinfectant action occurs. Iodoform.--This substance possesses little if any disinfectant power. It is mildly antiseptic in moist wounds, due to the gradual liberation of...

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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. 1898 Excerpt: ...of anthrax, glanders and the pus cocci were destroyed within twenty-four hours by one application. For spore-forming organisms a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:May 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217665322

ISBN - 13:9780217665322

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