Robert Blowers

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 24 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:482

Medical microbiologist who became a pioneer of hospital infection control

Robert Blowers had a lifelong interest in Staphylococcus aureus and hospital infection. From the mid-1950s onwards he produced a succession of publications on the prevention of hospital infections, particularly those following surgery. These ranged across the design of operating theatres, isolation rooms, and surgical clothing, and the prevention of the airborne spread of infection and clinical protocols for wound management. He co-produced the seminal textbook Hospital Infection: …

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