PAUL M. SHERWOOD, M.D.
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The transmission of hepatitis by means of contaminated syringes has been recognized and described only within the past few years.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Despite the frequency of the reports, not all medical personnel who give injections are aware of the possibility of disseminating the virus of hepatitis by failure to use a properly sterilized individual syringe and needle for each patient, regardless of the route of the parenteral administration. The use of one syringe with fresh sterile needles for the drawing of venous blood from several patients, and the injection technic which employs
SHERWOOD PM. AN OUTBREAK OF SYRINGE-TRANSMITTED HEPATITIS WITH JAUNDICE IN HOSPITALIZED DIABETIC PATIENTS*. Ann Intern Med. 1950;33:380–396. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-33-2-380
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(2):380-396.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism, Gastroenterology/Hepatology.
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