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Germ Theory


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About the Author Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Hippocrates, the Father of Modern Medicine Chapter 3 Avicenna, a Thousand Years Ahead of His Time Chapter 4 Girolamo Fracastoro and Contagion in Renaissance Medicine Chapter 5 Antony van Leeuwenhoek and the Birth of Microscopy Chapter 6 The Demise of the Humoral Theory of Medicine Chapter 7 Edward Jenner and the Discovery of Vaccination Chapter 8 Ignaz Semmelweis and the Control of Puerperal Sepsis Chapter 9 Louis Pasteur and the Germ Theory of Medicine Chapter 10 Robert Koch and the Rise of Bacteriology Chapter 11 Joseph Lister, the Man Who Made Surgery Safe Chapter 12 Paul Ehrlich and the Magic Bullet Chapter 13 Alexander Fleming and the Discovery of Penicillin Chapter 14 Lillian Wald and the Foundations of Modern Public Health Chapter 15 Conclusions Index


"With these stories, Gaynes provides a brief, illuminating, and sometimes inspiring account of germ theory." (Media Watch, 1 February 2012)

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