The Doctors' Plague: Germs, Childbed Fever, and the Strange Story of Ignác Semmelweis
An analysis of nineteenth-century Viennese doctor Ignac Semmelweis's reforms of the medical establishment describes his discovery of the correlation between hand washing and reduced infection, recounting how his early work contributed to the subsequent establishment of germ theory. 30,000 first printing.
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Review: The Doctors' Plague: Germs, Childbed Fever, and the Strange Story of Ignac Semmelweis (Great Discoveries)User Review - Natalie Pyles - Goodreads
The book is written by a surgeon about the childbed fever epidemic of the of the 1600-1800s. Experience what it would have been like in a maternity ward back before they knew about germs, and then put ... Read full review
Review: The Doctors' Plague: Germs, Childbed Fever, and the Strange Story of Ignac Semmelweis (Great Discoveries)User Review - Brett - Goodreads
Ignac Semmelweis, an obstetrician from Hungary working at Vienna's Allgemeine Krankenhaus, successfully implemented hand washing and other sanitary procedures, cutting the cases of puerperal fever to ... Read full review
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