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

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Surgeon, scholar, best-selling author, Sherwin B. Nuland tells the strange story of Ignác Semmelweis with urgency and the insight gained from his own studies and clinical experience. Ignác 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 immediately--childbed fever in Vienna all but disappeared--they brought down upon Semmelweis the wrath of the establishment, and led to his tragic end.

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"Riveting" (Houston Chronicle), "captivating" (Discover), and "compulsively readable" (San Francisco Chronicle).

Synopsis:

"Riveting" (Houston Chronicle), "captivating" (Discover), and "compulsively readable" (San Francisco Chronicle).

Synopsis:

"Riveting" (), "captivating" (), and "compulsively readable" ().

About the Author

Sherwin B. Nuland (1930--2014) was the National Book Award-winning author of How We Die and clinical professor of surgery at the Yale University School of Medicine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393326253
Author:
Nuland, Sherwin B.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
History
Subject:
Medical - Physicians
Subject:
Medical
Subject:
Biography/Medical
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Great Discoveries
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 5.4 x 0.6 in 0.36 lb

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