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Author Ayliffe, G. A. J.

Title Hospital infection : from miasmas to MRSA
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2003


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 WATERFT HEALTH  616.9 Ayl/Hif  DUE 26-10-19
 MELB  616.9 Ayl/Hif  DUE 24-10-19
Description xiii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
regular print
Contents Machine derived contents note: Foreword by Bill Newsom -- Preface -- 1. Theories of infection: magic to miasmas -- 2. Middle Ages to seventeenth century: hospitals and infection -- 3. The eighteenth century: hospitals and infection -- 4. The eighteenth and nineteenth centuries: typhus in military and civilian hospitals -- 5. The eighteenth and nineteenth centuries: lying-in hospitals and puerperal infection -- 6. The nineteenth century before Lister: military hospitals and wound infection, civilian hospitals and 'hospitalism' -- 7. Theories of infection: miasmas to microbes -- 8. Antisepsis to asepsis -- 9. The twentieth century: hospital design and miscellaneous infections -- 10. The twentieth century: emergence of antimicrobial chemotherapy and the demise of the haemolytic streptococcus -- 11. Sterilization, the development of sterile services and disinfections -- 12. The mid-twentieth century: the emergence of antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus -- 13. The mid-twentieth century: gram-negative infections -- 14. The control of staphylococcal and gram-negative infections -- 15. Surveillance of infections and organisation of infection control -- 16. New and re-emerging infections -- 17. The past, present and future -- Index
Summary A history of the intimate and ongoing relationship between hospitals and infections
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-266) and index
Subject Medical bacteriology.
Communicable diseases.
Nosocomial infections -- History.
Cross Infection -- history.
Infection Control -- history.
Cross Infection -- history.
Cross Infection.
History, Modern 1601-
Infection Control.
History, Modern 1601-
Genre/Form History.
Historical Works
Author English, Mary P.
LC no. 2002031079
ISBN 0521531780
0521819350 hardback