I was pleased to read Dr. Gezon's last paragraph1 in "Should Nursery Environmental Control Measures Be Re-examined?" There, he points out the danger of generalizing about nursery techniques as applied under one set of circumstances.
I am all for hexachlorophene. I am all for hand-washing, as I, too, believe that the hands of personnel and especially of physicians are the greatest single transfer mechanism in nursery pyodermia.
However, there may be something much bigger. I am impressed-both as an erstwhile marine biologist and as a physician-with great naturally occurring ecologic swings of population densities involving whole groups of organisms.