nosocomial vs. iatrogenic

Umnarj Paeratakul umnarj at mozart.inet.co.th
Mon Oct 28 06:39:46 EST 1996

Dear friend

I looked up the book called SOURCEBOOK OF BIOLOGICAL TERMS
by ED JAEGER and found that

iatr -> Greek for iatros  meaning physician, healing, able to heal

nosocomial --> meaning hospital 

My guess is iatrogenic infection comes form the fault of the doctor,
while nosocomial infection is the hospital aquired infection that 
could come from patient-> patient, doctor -> patient, patient ->
health care workers etc.

This is just my guess, correct me if I am wrong.
I would like to know the true answer too.

Umnarj Paeratakul

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