OPERATION ROOM INFECTIONS: CONTROL OF AIR-BORNE PATHOGENIC ORGANISMS, WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO THE USE OF SPECIAL BACTERICIDAL RADIANT ENERGY; PRELIMINARY REPORT

@inproceedings{Hart1937OPERATIONRI,
  title={OPERATION ROOM INFECTIONS: CONTROL OF AIR-BORNE PATHOGENIC ORGANISMS, WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO THE USE OF SPECIAL BACTERICIDAL RADIANT ENERGY; PRELIMINARY REPORT},
  author={D. McKay Hart},
  year={1937}
}
During the past five years my co-workers and I have been making a concerted effort to control the occasional sporadic operating room infection occurring in a case of otherwise clean operation. About 90 per cent of the infections have been caused by Staphylococcus aureus, usually of the hemolytic type. Occasionally there has been a mild infection with Staphylococcus albus and rarely a severe infection with Streptococcus haemolyticus. Beginning with the cleansing of the skin of the patient, the… CONTINUE READING