Soframycin Treatment of the Nasal Carrier After 14 Years

  • Bryan C. Stratford
  • Shirley Dixson
Part of the Chemotherapy book series (CT, volume 3)


This paper details the results of treatment with “Soframycin” of nasal carriers both of Staphylococcus aureus and Gram negative bacilli. There were three experiments. The first experiment was a failure in that the results of the treated wards were poor, but it was found that patients were being allowed both to swab and spray themselves! This experiment however, allowed us to determine baseline carriage rates in untreated Control Wards. Experiment 2, again of one month’s duration but with more control excercised showed better results. The best results were in a short (10 day) experiment involving only 3 wards where S.D. both swabbed and treated the patients.


Recurrent Infection Septic Lesion Hospital Acquire Infection Nasal Carrier Negative Bacillus 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bryan C. Stratford
    • 1
  • Shirley Dixson
    • 1
  1. 1.St. Vincent’s HospitalMelbourneAustralia

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