MedSleuth talks about hospitals leaving “friendly” bacteria alone. “In an attempt to make hospitals more sterile, isn’t it reasonable to think we have actually created an environment where deadlier bacteria are created in order to survive and infect patients? So why not allow some friendly bacteria to survive to see if it is possible to lessen the virulence of unfriendly bacterial strains by removing their incentive to mutate in an effort to avoid destruction?”

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  • Anonymous

    How about just washing your hands before you examine me? We patients are encouraged to remind health care types to do so if they ‘forget’, but gee the reaction that’s going to get you, considering how obnoxious doctors think patients are already.