Factors Affecting Surgical Development 1840-1920 - Infection

A web of all the factors in time order for infection in surgery, 1840-1920. 

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Closed Nothing
Unclean,
operating germ-free Death
old clothes
theatres, rate rose
worn
sterile cloth. due to
infection
Sterile Rubber
gowns/face gloves-
masks/head Anesthetics
William
caps for Problem meant more
Halstead
doctors. in early 19th operations
1890
Century
operations
Move Black
to aseptic Period of
surgery Surgery
1850-1870s
Infection
Robert Ignaz Noticed
Koch Semmelweiss 1846 death Handwashing
IGNORED! rate higher in - death rate
1878 student dropped.
1846 wards.
Pasteur's
Identified Germ Theory
blood 1961
poisoning
bacteria Links Lister Carbolic
germs and applied acid - spray/
Steam decay. these ideas to dressings.
steriliser, surgery Opposed in
aseptic 1861
Slow, UK.
advance. Methods
unpleasant - adopted in
blood loss Germany and
problem! US.

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