WARD E. BULLOCK, M.D.; JAMES W. HALL III, M.D.; WESLEY W. SPINK, M.D.; LEON J. DAMSKY, PH.D.; VELVYL W. GREENE, PH.D.; DONALD VESLEY, M.S.; HENRY BAUER, PH.D.
An acknowledged essential for the control of staphylococcal cross-infections within a hospital environment is strict isolation of the patient with staphylococcal sepsis. This requirement is particularly applicable to patients with open, exuding wounds or with a staphylococcal respiratory infection, since the immediate environment of these patients is usually heavily contaminated (1). To achieve this end, a 17-bed isolation unit was established at the University of Minnesota Hospitals on February 8, 1961. The unit was exclusively dedicated to the problems of staphylococcal sepsis in adult patients from all hospital services. Creation of such a unit afforded a unique opportunity for broad
BULLOCK WE, HALL JW, SPINK WW, et al. A Staphylococcal Isolation Service: Epidemiologic and Clinical Studies Over One Year. Ann Intern Med. 1964;60:777–789. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-60-5-777
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