of the audio
is that condition which after an operation patients
develop nasty inflamed wounds, pus might appear,
they might develop a fever and die.
the middle of the nineteenth century, hospitals
had become very large places indeed, in which
many surgical operations were being performed
and it was increasingly recognised that sometimes,
in a surgical ward, one patient would develop
could spread from patient to patient and you might
end up losing a whole ward full of surgical cases."
Christopher Lawrence medical historian, The Wellcome