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The tragedy of childbed fever

Author: Irvine Loudon
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Childbed fever was by the far the most common cause of deaths associated with childbirth up to World War II throughout Britain and Europe. Otherwise known as puerperal fever, it was an infection  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Irvine Loudon
ISBN: 019820499X 9780198204992
OCLC Number: 41419618
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Medical Book Awards 2000.
Description: xiii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: An introduction to puerperal fever --
Puerperal fever in the eighteenth century --
Gordon of Aberdeen --
Epidemic puerperal fever in towns --
Puerperal fever and the lying-in hospitals --
Puerperal fever : causes and contagion --
Semmelweis --
Monocausalists, multicausalists, and germ theory --
Lister and antisepsis --
Puerperal fever in the early twentieth century --
Puerperal fever : a curable disease --
The epidemiology of puerperal fever.
Responsibility: Irvine Loudon.
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