1889 Journal of the American Medical Association  
should be given to the disinfecting of the patient, his surroundings and attendants during the course of the disease than is usually thought necessary, and it is reasonable to suppose that, other things being equal, recovering will take place the better, the more thoroughly this is carried out. With this end in view it should be the daily duty of the nurse to wipe up with a disinfecting solution the dust which accumulates in the apartment.
doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401200023006 fatcat:ts72u5zimjcrbp6fcmzjbozc4a