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After six days the inflorescence is cut from the stem and the pollen collected, filtered, dehydrated and bottled under strict asceptic conditions.
Bare, clean, asceptic, with a narrow, hard white bed and a maple dresser whose second drawer always stuck and came out zig-zag when you pulled it; and a swimmy mirror that made one side of your face look sort of lumpy, and higher than the other side.
One of these specimens was the common carotid artery of a woman, which I tied in September, 1881, using the sciatic nerve of a calf which had been made asceptic by treatment in carbolic-acid solution.
Some bacteria like Borrelia burgdorferi aka Lyme Disease and syphilis have also has been known to cause "asceptic" meningitis.
Even questions of sterility, asceptic technique and disinfection, oxidation, fermentation - I could go on and on.
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