Robert I. Wise
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The problem of hospital-acquired staphylococcal infections continues to be a serious one. The answers to many questions about the spread of these bacteria to surgical patients, new born infants, and as a cause of skin infections of hospital personnel remains vague and confused. There is evidence, however, to incriminate the hands as important vehicle of spread from person to person. We may consider nasal carriers among personnel as the victims of their environment instead of the cause of the problem of staphylococcal infections in the hospital. The pool of infected patients in a hospital serves as a constant source of
Wise RI. Staphylococcus Aureus Infections.. Ann Intern Med. 1964;61:808. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-61-4-808_1
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