TITLE

Sterilization

AUTHOR(S)
Stover, Dawn
PUB. DATE
February 1999
SOURCE
Popular Science;Feb99, Vol. 254 Issue 2, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Cites historical information on sterilization procedures used by physicians. Ignaz Semmelweiss' practice in 1847 of having surgeons wash their hands in between labor deliveries; Louis Pasteur's call for French army surgeons in the 1870s to sterilize instruments and patient wounds during the Franco-Prussian war.
ACCESSION #
1467862

 

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