CO2 award

The journal Medical Hypotheses has announced the winner of the 2008 David Horrobin Prize for medical theory. The journal has awarded Mikael Persson and Jan van der Linden of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden the award for their paper entitled "Intraoperative CO2 insufflation can decrease the risk of surgical site infection". The paper "best embodies the spirit of the journal" and represents an important development in the treatment of surgical wounds and the prevention of infection.