Perhaps if he was more diplomatic and better demonstrated his hypothesis he would have had a better response from his colleagues
In developing a policy on the return of explants to patients [or previously worn body jewelry to clients] there are many concerns and issues that need to be considered and addressed.
Links: Some educational infection prevention materials for body artists
The surgeon who first advocated sterilized gloves
Hand Hygiene — NEJM. Complete with interesting video Hand Hygiene Yves Longtin, M.D., Hugo Sax, M.D., Benedetta Allegranzi, M.D., Franck Schneider, and …
http://www.fightgermsnow.com/ A useful collection of scientific studies on antimicrobial use in clinical and home settings.
A study inadvertently proves that externally threaded jewelry can harbor bacterial colonies in biofilm.
A curious and hopeful article about a transdermal implant modified for a practical palliative use.
In brief: A surgeon saw this type of mod at a piercing studio when taking his children to have their ears pierced, and made a version for helping patients swallow.
A little more about face masks: they were designed to protect the patient from the healthcare practitioner, not the other way around
Homeopathy: There’s nothing in it | The 10:23 Campaign | #ten23.
An educational overview of some of the important historical steps forward in infection control and sterilization