zymotic


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zymotic

(zī-mŏt′ĭk)
Rel. to or produced by fermentation.
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In a tactical restructuring of the zymotic model, to be sick in the midst of such torturing conditions is a robustly subversive form of health.
By disentangling the two narratives that structured Cassandra and designating to each a distinct body as object of that narrative, Nightingale seizes the opportunity for benevolent control implicit in the second narrative while maintaining a sense of the necessity of that control that the zymotic model of infectious disease makes so urgent.
Throughout Notes on Nursing, as in Cassandra, the domestic world beyond the carefully regulated patient's room is figured as irretrievably violent, a zymotic haze circulating threateningly around the patient: "a kitchen, a corridor, the composition of the atmosphere in which consisted of gas, paint, foul air, never changed, full of effluvia, including a current of sewer air from an ill-placed sink" (NN, 20)--this lingers just outside the patient's room, waiting to get in; an "uninhabited room, a newly-painted room, an uncleaned closet or cupboard may often become the reservoir of foul air" (NN, 36) that penetrates the whole home.