Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever (Dodo Press)
Publish date: February 1st 2009
Publisher: Dodo Press
Pages no: 48
Edition language: English
I'm on a disease and public health kick, and I love me some Ignaz Semmelweis, so I was pleased to find this monograph by Oliver Wendell Holmes,arguing for the contagiousness of puerperal fever some years before Semmelweis. Both men were ridiculed and ignored, leaving it to Louis Pasteur to demonstra...