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Silgen Ag – an evaluation of a novel silver application

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Silgen Ag – an evaluation of a novel silver application

Kathy Leak, Sue Johnson
1 November 2017

Silver, number 47 on the periodic table of elements and symbolised Ag, has been used for its medical properties since records began. Hippocrates, a Greek physician, used silver as a wound cleaner, while the Romans used silver vessels to purify and carry water, as well as recording the use of silver nitrate as early as 69bc (Westly, 2009). 

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