Stover, Dawn
February 1999
Popular Science;Feb99, Vol. 254 Issue 2, p11
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.


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