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Beeswax and needlework

From: Michele Brown <mb72>
Date: Thursday, March 25, 2004
Another thought about the use of beeswax on thread: one of my
bookbinding students who is also a surgeon pointed out that surgeons
have historically used beeswax on sutures due to its anti-bacterial
properties. I, therefore, still use a very light coating of beeswax
on my thread.

Michele Brown
Book Conservator
Cornell University

                  Conservation DistList Instance 17:62
                  Distributed: Friday, March 26, 2004
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Received on Thursday, 25 March, 2004

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