It’s really nice when people actually start the conversations first bc it makes me feel like they really do care about me
I just read a Cracked article that claimed Jonathan Lister was the man who came up with the concept of germs and washing hands, cleaning wounds, etc.
But when I was younger my mom always told me that it was midwives who first implemented washing hands, before the discovery of germs even, and that the practice was phased out with the introduction of doctors. Only to be brought back when men finally got around to discovering what women had known all along.
Anyone know if this was an actual thing?
He wanted to know why mothers who had given birth with doctors had a higher fatality rate than those who gave birth with midwives. He eventually figured out that because doctors conducted autopsies, women who were delivering with a doctor had a high risk of staph infection (I think, not 100% sure. He would wash his hands with some kind of lime based chemical and fatalities dropped dramatically. He spent the rest of his life trying to connect the dots between bacteria and open wounds. So tl;dr, midwives didn’t conduct autopsies, they washed their hands as a matter of removing blood from themselves. They didn’t create the link between hygiene and surgery.
can i get a hell yea if you’re still gonna be wasting your time on this website in 2014
Lifehack: Accidentally text the wrong person? Immediately put your phone on airplane mode and once it fails to deliver, delete the message.
This can save lives
Because others need to know!!!