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CORD, measures. A cord of wood must, when the wood is piled close, measure eight feet by four, and the wood must be four feet long. There are various local regulations in our principal cities as to the manner in which wood shall be measured and sold.

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They have also been told that chloral Hexidin ointment for applying it just after cutting the umbilical cord. The infection due unhygienic cutting of umbilical cord becomes one the main cause of death of newborns, he said.
The biggest accomplishment has been to get everyone to give antibiotics preoperatively rather than after cutting the umbilical cord. We knew that this was best practice as early as the late 1980s/early 1990s, and I have been fighting this battle ever since.

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