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A method of determining the efficiency of antiseptics.


M. G. Seelig, C. W. Gould:
Osmosis as an important factor in the action of antiseptics.
Manuscript presented to Western Surgical Association December 10, 1910: 262-270.
Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics, 1911, 2: 262-270.

Leroy Upson Gardner:
A study of Seelig & Gould's method of determining the efficiency of antiseptics ... 1914.

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