C. H. Rammelkamp Jr., M.D., F.A.C.P.
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During the past 2 decades, emphasis on the prevention of many infections has been directed toward the control of environmental contamination. Two infections, namely those caused by the Group A streptococcus and Staphylococcus aureus, have been the target for intensive study primarily because the environment is invariably contaminated by the individual infected with one of these organisms. The establishment of measures which control contaminated dust and articles in hospitals and other areas has not resulted in the elimination of infections, suggesting that transmission was effected through other than the airborne route. Experimental epidemiological studies, conducted during the past 10 years,
Rammelkamp CH. The James D. Bruce Memorial Lecture: The Transmission of Streptococcal and Staphylococcal Infections.. Ann Intern Med. 1963;58:733. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-58-4-733_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;58(4):733.
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