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Aseptic operating theatre technique.

Todd, Alan.

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This film illustrates various methods of sterilisation for the total abolition of germs from every surface and material which approaches the field of operation. Techniques shown include the use of an autoclave, sterilising using boiling water, boiling oil, a naked flame, antiseptics, paraform vapour and dry heat. We also see at the end how a patient is prepared for an operation on the knee.


England, 1933.

Physical description

1 videocassette (DIGIBETA) (19 min.) : 2 DVDs (19 min. each) : silent, black and white silent, black and white

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

Creator/production credits

Produced by A. H. Todd.



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