Hospital Infection: From Miasmas to MRSA

Hospital Infection: From Miasmas to MRSA

by Graham A. J. Ayliffe, Mary P. English
     
 

A history of the intimate and ongoing relationship between hospitals and infections.See more details below

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A history of the intimate and ongoing relationship between hospitals and infections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521531788
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

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.

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