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Hypochlorite Sterilization of Metal Surfaces Infected with Bacteria Suspended in Milk

Nature volume 158, page 755 (23 November 1946) | Download Citation



IT was first shown by Holwerda1, and later confirmed by Levine and his co-workers2,3, that in solution hypochlorite is germicidal by virtue of the undissociated hypochlorous acid.

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    and , Iowa Eng. Exp. Stat. Bull. 150 (1941).

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  1. Research Laboratories, Milton Antiseptic and Deosan, Limited, 47 Wimpole Street, London, W.1. Sept. 25.

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