\ˈabəts mˈɛθəd], \ˈabəts mˈɛθəd], \ˈa_b_ə_t_s m_ˈɛ_θ_ə_d]\
Definitions of ABBOTT'S METHOD
Sort: Oldest first
For staining spores: the specimen is covered with alkaline methylene blue and brought to a boil several times, then decolorized with a 2 percent. solution of nitric acid in 80 percent. alcohol, and finally dipped in a saturated alcoholic solution of eosin 10, in water 90; the spores are stained blue, the bodies of the bacilli pink.
Treatment of lateral curvature of the spine by a series of plaster jackets applied after partial correction of the curvature by pulling on the flexed spine in various directions by bandages; the aim is to obtain overcorrection and maintain it for a time until the bones are restored to their normal shape.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
Word of the day
- A substance formed by nitric and sulphuric acids cane-sugar; its action on the circulation is similar to that of nitroglycerin.