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    Smile "sterile confines of a hospital"

    Dear teachers,

    I am writing to ask the following sentence.

    Jerri had previously practiced emergency medicine only in the "sterile confines of a hospital." For the next few months, she experienced a totally different working environment. She discovered that the weather played havoc with conventional treatments--adhesive bandages would not stick, and wounds took longer to heal.

    What does "sterile confines" mean???

    Thanks:)

    Emily

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    Re: "sterile confines of a hospital"

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    Dear teachers,

    I am writing to ask the following sentence.

    Jerri had previously practiced emergency medicine only in the "sterile confines of a hospital." For the next few months, she experienced a totally different working environment. She discovered that the weather played havoc with conventional treatments--adhesive bandages would not stick, and wounds took longer to heal.

    What does "sterile confines" mean???

    Thanks:)

    Emily
    sterile means extremely clean, scrubbed clean, germ/bacteria free, spotless.
    confines - limits of a space.

    sterile confines
    - within the walls of the extremely clean environment.

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