M. J. MCNAMARA, M.D.; M. C. HILL, B.S.; ALBERT BALOWS, PH.D.; ELON B. TUCKER, M.A.
When a patient enters the specialized environment of the modern hospital, he is exposed to both known and ill-defined hazards. The infectious hazards have been recognized for many years. Even before the widespread acceptance of the germ theory of disease, the spread of puerperal fever was prevented largely by the introduction of certain aseptic procedures. The introduction of antibiotic therapy has reduced further the danger of the hemolytic streptococci in hospital-acquired infections. But, despite antibiotics and aseptic procedures, staphylococci have persisted as significant agents in hospital cross infections. The importance of these organisms in hospital infections over the past 15
MCNAMARA MJ, HILL MC, BALOWS A, TUCKER EB. A Study of the Bacteriologic Patterns of Hospital Infections. Ann Intern Med. 1967;66:480–488. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-3-480
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(3):480-488.
Hospital Medicine, Hospital-Acquired Infections, Infectious Disease.
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