A tribute to toilet paper

Walter T. Hughes

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In modern use, toilet paper would seem to play an important role as a barrier to the transmission of enteric infection by the fecal-manual-oral route. A historical review reveals a dearth of information on this topic. The remarkable compliance with the hygienic practice of toilet paper use is in contrast to the more limited compliance with hand-washing policies touted universally as a sound infection-control measure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)218-222
Number of pages5
JournalReviews of Infectious Diseases
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Hand Disinfection
Infectious Disease Transmission
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A tribute to toilet paper. / Hughes, Walter T.

In: Reviews of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 10, No. 1, 1988, p. 218-222.

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Hughes, Walter T. / A tribute to toilet paper. In: Reviews of Infectious Diseases. 1988 ; Vol. 10, No. 1. pp. 218-222.
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