Jun 21, 2017
Author: Chris Holmes, M.D.
- “Sepo’ is a term from Homer (author of
The Iliad and The Odyssey), and
means “I rot”.
- Hippocrates in 400 BC identified sepsis as a
“dangerous decay within the body”.
in 200 AD believed pus was “laudable”.
Greeks and Romans used the term “myasma” to describe the smell of
swamp and rotting flesh.
Emmanuel Rivers in Detroit did one of the the first big studies
about sepsis and was an advocate for goal-directed
Vitamin C cocktails are in use, but new sepsis treatments should be
investigated carefully before implementation.
References: Funk, Duane J. et al. Sepsis and Septic Shock:
A History. Critical Care Clinics , Volume 25 , Issue 1 , 83 -