How Communication affected developments in Surgery

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    • Pasteur published germ theory in 1861.
      • this led to Lister developing antiseptics - carbolic acid
    • surgeons and scientists met at press confrences
    • surgeons and scientists published ideas in medical journals such as  The Lancet!
    • Wilhelm Roentgen didn't patent his x-ray ideas which meant that other people could develop them!
    • however some people did not share their ideas. for example French surgeon Morestin did not share his ideas on Facial surgery with Harold Gillies,
    • Simpson also published his work on anaesthetics.


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