Bacteriology in a Nutshell a Primer for Junior Nurses

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CONTENTS. CHAPTER I. BRIEF HISTORY OF BACTERIOLOGY. Earliest days. Perfection of the single lens. The Dutch Microscopist. His discoveries. The compound microscope. First account of the germ theory of


disease. A problem of ancient bacteriology. Men who have made valuable contributions to the science. Their discoveries. .9-23 CHAPTER II. THE RELATION OF BACTERIA TO DISEASE. BACTERIA IN PROCESSES OF -NATURE. Mysteries revealed by the microscope. Cell formation. The organs and systems of the body. Health dependence. Cell functions. Cell derangement. The term bacteria. Bacteria as friends. Bacteria as enemies. The first use of the term bacteria. Relative size of saprophytic and parasitic families 23-33 CHAPTER III. DESCRIPTION OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BACTERIA. METHODS OF MULTIPLICATION, ETC. Morphology. Spore-forming bacteria. Nonspore-forming bacteria. Development. Multiplication. Dimensions. Coloring bacteria. Phagocytes. Phagocytosis. Opsonius. Resistive power of spores. Parent bacillus after spore formation its life or death. 33-44 CHAPTER IV. BACTERIAL INVASION. How BACTERIA GAIN AN ENTRANCE TO THE SYSTEM. Parkes list of communicable diseases. Period of incubation. Invasion. Channels of Entrance. Development of symptoms. How infection is thrown off. Sources whereby bacteria die within the body. Immunity, natural, acqiured, artificial. Antitoxins their preparation and uses. Kochs Circuit. The Opsonic Theory 44-64 CHAPTER V. COMMON COMMUNICABLE DISEASES. Why the term communicable has taken the place of the terms contagious and infectious. The bacteria found present in some of the diseases mentioned. Transmission of diseases. Seat of invasion or attack. Effects of invasion. Multiplication or extermination of germs. Fresh air and ventilation in communicable diseases. Bacteria in water, milk and so forth. Duties of the nurse in communicable diseases... ..., ,64-101 288439 5-7 CHAPTER VI. BACTERIA IN SURGERY. SEPSIS. ASEP- SIS. ANTISEPSIS. Bacteria most frequently found in surgery cases in which they occur. Sepsis. Asepsis. Antisepsis. Causes of sepsis. Why sepsis should not occur in the present age. Why surgeons and nurses dread sepsis. The debt the world owes to Lord Lister. The vigilant nurse. Sterilization. Disinfection. Antiseptics. Germicides. Deodorants. Heat as a germicide. Intermittent sterilization. Aseptic surgery. Hand disinfection. Disinfection of instruments, rooms, furniture, beds, bedding, etc 101-120 CHAPTER VII. SOLUTIONS, THEIR PREPARATION AND USES. FUMIGATION. Some of the drugs in common use for the preparation of solutions, how prepared, how used. Normal salt solution, when and how used. Sterile water. Filtered water. Distilled water. Alcohol. Ether. Sulphur fumigation. Formaldehyde. Formalin. Hospital Formulary giving number of grains used in preparation of solutions of various strength...

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