Infection control is one of the twenty-first century's most challenging health problems, as witnessed by global debates about microbial resistance and several high-profile hospital infection scandals. This interdisciplinary volume brings together work from leading historians, researchers, healthcare professionals and policy makers to consider the history, practice and future of infection control in the UK. Through personal reflections, historical case studies, policy debates and accounts of specific hospitals - including St Bartholomew's and Great Ormond Street hospitals in London and the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh - this volume explores the roles of technology, healthcare professions, emotional attitudes, and human factors and ergonomics in the translation of scientific knowledge into clinical practice. These insights provide vital reading not only for historians of medicine, practitioners and policy makers, but also for researchers in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Germs and Governance The Past, Present and Future of Hospital Infection, Prevention and Control - Social Histories of Medicine
Hardback (19 Jan 2021) | English
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