Hard Hitting, Factual a...
Book of Major Importance
A Surgeon's Wake-up Call to
by Dr Richard F Edlich, M.D., Ph.D.
with Julia A.
Woods, and Mary Jude Cox
ISBN 0-918339-45-6 * Hardcover *
6 x 9 * 224
pages * Acid Free Paper *
Illustrated * Index * $24.95
A powerful and highly-readable book on the
medical dangers of cornstarch dusting powder on surgical and examination gloves,
written by a prominent, highly respected medical researcher. Medicine's
Deadly Dust, is an in-depth look at an explosive healthcare problem that
causes unnecessary pain and suffering, wasteful expenditure of millions of
dollars of valuable healthcare resources, and in some cases unnecessary
Today there is overwhelming scientific evidence
that this deadly dust when left in the body after surgery can cause a variety of
medical problems, including: the development of intestinal adhesions after
abdominal surgery; fibrosis of the reproductive tract a cause of infertility in
women; and in eye surgery, inflammation characterized by pus formation and
cloudiness, which, in some cases, can lead to blindness. This deadly dust is
also a major contributor to a second more widespread healthcare problem-latex
allergy. The cornstarch powder on the surface of the gloves acts as an aerosol
agent for any latex protein on the surface of the glove and allows the allergen
to be transported throughout medical facilities via airducts or even carried on
the clothes of healthcare workers into their home, where it can affect family
members who never come into contact with powdered latex gloves.
Medicine's Deadly Dust is a warning to
medical professionals and patients alike that now is the time to act. It is an
empowering hook of universal interest and importance.
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