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The preservation of bone grafts by freeze-drying

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      Abstract

      Freeze-drying of bone grafts provides an excellent means of storage and transportation under adverse conditions. A procedure of encasing frozen bone in an ice block and drying under high vacuum without melting is described. The method lends itself particularly to maintaining a sterile product.
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