Infection control through the ages

Philip W. Smith, Kristin Watkins, Angela Hewlett

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Abstract

To appreciate the current advances in the field of health care epidemiology, it is important to understand the history of hospital infection control. Available historical sources were reviewed for 4 different historical time periods: medieval, early modern, progressive, and post-World War II. Hospital settings for the time periods are described, with particular emphasis on the conditions related to hospital infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-42
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2012

Keywords

  • History
  • Hospitals
  • Nosocomial

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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