- Medicine in the nineteenth century
- 1890-Robert Kochs ideas of bacterium meant that surgical equipment and rooms needed to be cleaned
- Joseph Lister invented the first real cleaner for the patient to make them less likely for them to die from infection "Carbolic spray" which he performed on his patients
- Pasteurs article in 1861 shows the discovery of germs. When Lister read his theory he was amazed because he could now apply Pasteurs theory to his work.
- James Simpson found out that Chloroform made people unconscious and made it possible for women not to feel pain during birth and was the first anesthetic.
- Even Queen Victoria had it when she gave birth
- Ignaz Semmelweiss made it less likely for women to die from child birth from infection by cleaning surgical equipment
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