Table of contents for Hospital infection : from Miasmas to MRSA / Graham Ayliffe, Mary English.

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Foreword by Bill Newsom
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

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Nosocomial infections History