USES ARE NUMEROUS FOR HOffl. MASK Article Long Has Been Pre- ventive Measure Against Contagion. i Increased demands for hospital nra-ks, . diue at present to the influenza epidemic epi-demic in various parti of the country, has riveo rise to the erroneous impres-; si on that these mar-ks are particularly designed ami used exclusively for influenza in-fluenza cases. Such is not the case, as explained hy medical authorities. These same ir.a sks ire ii-cd in all up-to-date ho-pitu1? ail the time in c onnection wi:h ail disea-c-of a cent aioii- nat tire. The ma-k has been brought into particular par-ticular prominence through the influenza influ-enza cnidemie. but it is merely a simple and effective piece ot' hospital equipment equip-ment that has been in general use manv year. The mask is just a effective and almost, if not wholly, as necessary, in the proper handiintr of all contusions diseases as the sterile txiiife in surgery. The mask is a protection to doctors, nurses, other patients and the patient himself. In modern hospitals ail con-taeious con-taeious disease patients are required to wear masks at all times while they are suffering from the malaiLy. At the bi military hospitals all patients, pa-tients, immediately upon entering the receiving ward, have a face mask adjusted, ad-justed, and this is worn until the hos; pita dostors diagnose the nature of the ailment. If the patient has no eon-taeiou eon-taeiou disease the mak is removed w hen lie is t a ken f rom the roc e i v i n g ward, and dropped into a steriiizitiir solution. But if the patient has a contagious con-tagious disease, the mask is kept on and remains on while the patient is m I the contagious ward. ! Still further protection is afforded ' in the hospitals now by the use of 'sheets which are hung around the indi-! indi-! vidua! beds in the contarrious waids. thus comparatively isolating each patient pa-tient from the other. The nuvsks are worn not oulv hy the patients but by the doctors and nurses when they are on duty in the contagious wards and when thev are handling suspected sus-pected cases. They are renllv protection protec-tion masks against all sorts of contagious conta-gious diseases.