Thrush – Nightmare of the Foundling Hospitals

  title={Thrush – Nightmare of the Foundling Hospitals},
  author={M. Obladen},
  pages={159 - 165}
Before safe artificial nutrition, refrigeration, and microorganisms became known, thrush was a severe and frequently lethal disease in foundling hospitals. Overcrowded and understaffed, these institutions were the ideal breeding ground for this disease. Malnutrition, especially when breastfeeding was denied, contributed to the fatal course. Nosocomial infections and high mortality led to a prejudice against infant hospitals in the late 19th century. Candida albicans was discovered in 1840 when… Expand
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