Many items being used in modern medicine cannot be sterilized by dry heat or steam without deteriorating or even being destroyed. With ethylene-oxide almost all of them can be sterilized at about 50°C without the occurrence of such damage.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ernst Günter Star
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  1. 1.Institut für Anaesthesiologie der UniversitätMainzGermany

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