Medicine: Germicidal Light

At Durham, N. C.'s Duke Hospital, Surgeon-in-Chief Julian Deryl Hart last week braced himself to answer a barrage of questions excited by a report in Modern Hospital concerning novel use of ultraviolet light as an antiseptic agent in operating rooms. Over his operating table Dr. Hart had rigged a grid of light tubes which project an invisible light which within five minutes effectively kills almost all germs within a radius of five feet.

Before Dr. Hart rigged up his germ killing light barrage, one out of 25 patients on whose chests he operated used...

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