high pressure sterilization

pp000165 at interramp.com pp000165 at interramp.com
Fri Sep 23 19:37:27 EST 1994

Then why do hospitals use high pressure steam autoclaves to
sterilize surgical instruments?  These boilers have been around
for umteen years and they supposedly kill just about any
bacterial pathogen. Maybe its the combination of the heat
and the pressure? You can get heat without pressure although
with these devices pressure is a byproduct of heat. I
also think the moisture in these devices has something to
do with it. Somebody out there must have a definitive
answer to this issue/question????

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