Historical perspective of the word “sepsis”

@article{Geroulanos2006HistoricalPO,
  title={Historical perspective of the word “sepsis”},
  author={Stefanos Geroulanos and Evangelia Douka},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={32},
  pages={2077}
}
Sir: In their article “Organ dysfunction during sepsis”, Singh and Evans [1] mentioned that the word “sepsis” is derived from the Greek word sepsin, which means ‘to make putrid’. The correct word is sepsis [σηψις], which is the original Greek word for the “decomposition of animal or vegetable organic matter in the presence of bacteria”. We meet the word for the first time in Homer’s poems, where Sepsis is a derivative of the verb form sepo [σηπω], which means “I rot”. The term sepsis is also… 
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