Routine Disinfection of Hospital Beds by Spraying with Formalin
ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD
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Hospital beds were sprayed with solutions from 3 to 6 of formalin. When preliminary tests showed that this produced a considerable reduction in the number of germs, beds of the surgical ward were routine-treated by spraying for each new patient. Control tests carried out after the procedure had been applied for 3 months demonstrated that the number of staphylococci on mattresses, blankets and pillows had decreased by 90 of the findings prior to the institution of the procedure. The method is very simple and cheap and an effective means for the prevention of staphylococcus infection in hospitals.
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