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Modern aseptic operating technique.

  • Spurr, Felix.
  • Film

About this work

Also known as

Modern aseptic surgery technique


A film about the necessity of sterilising surgical instruments before and after surgery which looks at the main aspects of aseptic operating techniques as sanctioned in the late 1930s. Includes an historical introduction. We are shown the steam sterilization of dressings, the boiling of instruments and antiseptic solutions. The theatre is cleaned, an instrument trolley laid out. Scrubbing up is shown and swabs counted and checked. The operation field is isolated and instruments washed.


England, 1938.

Physical description

1 film reel (18 min.) : silent, black and white, 16 mm

Creator/production credits

Produced at Bow Hospital, filmed by Felix Spurr, edited by Sheila Roy and directed by J. Barlow.

Copyright note

Copyright previously held by British Medical Association and assigned to Wellcome in 2005



  • English

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