Date of Award

Spring 1963

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Nursing

First Advisor

Close, Stephen A.

Second Advisor

Kory, Ross C.

Third Advisor

Ellison, Edwin

Abstract

Wound infection following operation continues to plague surgeons despite the advent of antibiotics. It has been my impression that operative wounds are poorly cared for at the time of closure, and that prophylactic antibiotics are used ill-advisedly by many surgeons. The literature relaed to these subjects was reviewed and an experiment designed to test my concepts of more adequate topical wound care and proper use of parenteral antibiotics.

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