GEORGE E. CIMOCHOWSKI, M.D.
To the editor: In a recent issue (1) Maxwell Finland, M.D., saw fit to find guilty the surgical profession en bloc with the statement in his summary and in his conclusions that "improving surgical techniques" would alter changing patterns of susceptible pathogens to antimicrobial agents. Nowhere in his article or the 114 references does he support that irresponsible comment on our profession.
As a chief resident in general surgery, I have been schooled meticulously in Halsted technique, and, furthermore, one of our staff is a recent graduate of Halsted's own program at Johns Hopkins and, rest assured, . . .
GEORGE E. CIMOCHOWSKI. Sepsis and Sloppy Surgery. Ann Intern Med. 1973;78:302–303. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-2-302_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(2):302-303.
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