EVERETT R. RHOADES, M.D.
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To the Editor: The paper entitled "A Hospital Outbreak of Serratia marcescens Associated with Ultrasonic Nebulizers" by Ringrose and associates (Ann. Intern. Med. 69: 719, 1968.) suggests that prior publications dealing with contamination of ultrasonic nebulizers had not appeared. We carefully searched the standard indexes and unfortunately did not encounter the series of three papers by Hugh L. Moffet and co-workers published in the July 1967 volume of American Journal of Diseases of Childhood dealing with contaminated mists, distilled water, and inhalation therapy equipment. This letter is to call attention to the prior publications. The authors of these papers studied
RHOADES ER. CONTAMINATED ULTRASONIC NEBULIZERS. Ann Intern Med. ;70:871. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-4-871
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(4):871.
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