O'Reilly logo

Breakthrough!: How the 10 Greatest Discoveries in Medicine Saved Millions and Changed Our View of the World by Jon Queijo

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

3. Invisible Invaders: The Discovery of Germs and How They Cause Disease

image

Shortly after 2:00 a.m. on a late-August night in 1797, Mrs. Blenkinsopp, midwife to the Westminster maternity hospital, hurried from the bed chamber, her pale face taut with anxiety. Three hours had now elapsed since she had delivered Mary’s baby girl, and something had clearly gone wrong. She quickly found Mary’s husband and gave him the alarming news: The placenta had still not been ejected; William must immediately call for help. The doctor arrived within the hour and, finding that the placenta was adhered internally, he began to operate.

But the surgery did not go ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required