Physicians do not believe him however. A healthy woman gives birth and dies from an infection, they perform an autopsy and a physician accidentally cuts himself with a scalpel. He also dies from the same infection, conclude that physicians were carrying an “invisible agent,” propose that physicians should need to disinfect their hands before assisting in a birth. However, physicians refuse to adapt to the change, and infection rate rises once again. Vienna hospital If there was a problem with the pregnancy, they would be dealt with by a physicians in the other wing of the hospital (opposite of the maternity ward), these women were contracting infections at a much higher rate. Maternity ward So females would not give birth around sick people Infections Louis Pasteur Why do certain batches of wine go bad and others do not? In good batches, sees grapes and yeast. In bad batches, there are grapes, yeast, and bacteria. Shows that bacteria also metabolizes sugars, but do not produce alcohol, produces toxins.
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