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The Doctors' Plague: Germs, Childbed Fever, and the Strange Story of Ignac Semmelweis

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Surgeon, scholar, best-selling author, Sherwin B. Nuland tells the strange story of Ignac Semmelweis with urgency and the insight gained from his own studies and clinical experience. Ignac Semmelweis is remembered for the now-commonplace notion that doctors must wash their hands before examining patients. In mid-nineteenth-century Vienna, however, this was a subversive idea. With deaths from childbed fever exploding, Semmelweis discovered that doctors themselves were spreading the disease. While his simple reforms worked ...

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039332625X

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9780393326253

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The Doctors' Plague: Germs, Childbed Fever, and the Strange Story of Ignac Semmelweis
2004, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780393326253

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The Doctors' Plague: Germs, Childbed Fever, and the Strange Story of Ignac Semmelweis
2003, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780393052992

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