IN WHAT CLASS OF WOUNDS SHALL WE USE DRAINAGE? AND THE PRESENT POSITION OF ANTISEPTIC SURGERY.Abstract of a paper read before the Gynœcological Society of Boston, October 9, 1890.

JAMA. 1891;XVI(7):229-231. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410590013001c.
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Dr. Marcy considered at length the subject viewed from the standpoint of the recent discussion at the International Medical Congress held in Berlin. He reviewed in detail the observations of Metschnikoff upon the power of the leucocytes to surround and destroy, to digest (so to speak), the bacteria when circumstances are favorable. It seemed to the writer quite too early to draw general deductions from these premises and declare that here the entire solution of the problem is found. There is every reason, however, to believe that this is an important discovery of a power which the organism brings to rescue it under favorable conditions from impending danger. The practical deduction of the lesson is that we seek to place the wound in such a condition that the phagocytes of Metschnikoff may be made the active allies of the surgeon. All this helps also, in a measure, to explain the


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