Germs, Dr. Billings, and the theory of focal infection.

@article{Gibbons1998GermsDB,
  title={Germs, Dr. Billings, and the theory of focal infection.},
  author={R. Gibbons},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={1998},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={
          627-33
        }
}
  • R. Gibbons
  • Published 1998
  • Medicine
  • Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • Our understanding of infectious diseases continues to expand rapidly, and has led to the realization that microorganisms are responsible for, or at least contribute to, numerous diseases that were never before associated with infectious etiologies. However, a review of medical history reminds us that this is not so novel an idea. Not long after the widespread acceptance of bacteriology and the germ theory and with an increased awareness of public hygiene, there was a period during which it… CONTINUE READING

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