If inadvertently dorsal skin was injured, it was stitched with 4/0 surgical silk
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The edges of wound were closed using number 2 surgical silk
in a simple interrupted suture pattern.
The lower incidence of wound suppuration in destitute Confederate hospitals has been attributed to the fact that they closed wounds with horse-tail hair which was first boiled, whereas the Northern Army used surgical silk
which, although a better product, was not sterile,
The skin incision was then closed using number 2 surgical silk
suture material in horizontal mattress suture pattern.