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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At a time when diseases were attributed to "miasmata" or "effluvia," a brilliant young Hungarian doctor deduced why postpartum women's death rates were so staggeringly high even in the best of ... Read full review
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Sherwin B. Nuland
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