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July 12, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(2):85. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480280027009

In Pediatrics for June, Dr. John Ruhrah calls attention to a paper of Professor Grancher1 of Paris on the control of infectious diseases, which he thinks has not received the attention it deserves. The problem of protection from contagion is one that interests every one, lay or medical, and anything that will reduce the danger without extreme measures ought to be welcome. The inconvenience and often the impossibility of thorough isolation in private practice and, to some degree occasionally in hospitals, asylums, etc., is readily appreciated by any one with experience. Grancher has apparently solved the problem to a certain extent, that is, he has succeeded in treating a number of infectious diseases in the same wards with other patients in the Hopital des Enfants Malades in Paris, and yet avoiding their extension. Arguing that surgical and obstetric infection had been reduced to a minimum by a correct technic,