THE DECLINE IN THE STRENGTH OF CATGUT AFTER EXPOSURE TO LIVING TISSUES

@article{Rhoads1937THEDI,
  title={THE DECLINE IN THE STRENGTH OF CATGUT AFTER EXPOSURE TO LIVING TISSUES},
  author={J. Rhoads and H. F. Hottenstein and I. F. Hudson},
  journal={Archives of Surgery},
  year={1937},
  volume={34},
  pages={377-397}
}
It was largely through the efforts of Philip Syng Physick (1816), the first professor of surgery in the School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, that catgut came into general use. He carried out experiments with a wide variety of suture materials and demonstrated the absorbability of catgut. It remained for Lister (1868), however, to begin experiments on the sterilization of catgut, a study which he continued for forty years. The main requirements for good surgical catgut have been… Expand
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