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Dissection Wounds

Dissection Wounds. If inoculation of the fingers or of other parts occur in the process of dissection or in post-mortem examinations, serious complications are apt to supervene. A condition of pyaemia (q.v.), in fact, may be set up, and may terminate fatally. Hence the necessity for the exercise of the greatest care in handling and dealing with tissues in which the processes of putrefaction are established.