Opportunists and Opportunity in Infection

  • J. C. Gould
Conference paper
Part of the Bayer-Symposium book series (BAYER-SYMP, volume 3)


There is an increasing awareness of certain changes in the nature of infection occurring in hospital, particularly in the type of microflora which is predominant in such infections. Most notably gram-negative bacilli as causes of infection have excited comment in recent years and other groups of organisms have become more common.


Spina Bifida Commensal Flora Lower Bowel Anaerobic Flora Boston City Hospital 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Gould
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  1. 1.South-Eastern Regional Hospital Board, Central Microbiological LaboratoriesWestern General HospitalEdinburghScotland

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