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dc.creatorShaikh, Safiya
dc.date2017-07-26en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-26T15:37:17Z
dc.date.available2017-07-26T15:37:17Z
dc.date.created2017-07-26
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/12967
dc.description.abstractIn 1843, physician Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote and published The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever, an essay about puerperal fever, a disease that occurs mainly as a result of bacterial infection in the uterine tract of women after giving birth or undergoing an abortion. In the essay, Holmes argues that puerperal fever is spread through birth attendants like physicians and midwives who make contact with the disease and carry it from patient to patient. The article was published in The New England Quarterly Journal of Medicine and Surgery in 1843. Holmes, who lived in Boston, Massachusetts, later republished his essay as a private publication in 1855 with a different title, Puerperal Fever as a Private Pestilence. Holmes's essay was one of the first publications to present puerperal fever as a contagious disease and to discuss preventative measures to inhibit the spread of puerperal fever, which helped preserve the lives of pregnant women and their newborns.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectLiteratureen_US
dc.subject.lcshHarvard Medical Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshBoston (Mass.)en_US
dc.subject.lcshHolmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894en_US
dc.subject.lcshVienna General Hospitalen_US
dc.subject.lcshSepsisen_US
dc.subject.lcshSepticemiaen_US
dc.subject.lcshSemmelweis, Ignatz Philipp, 1818-1865en_US
dc.subject.lcshBoston Society for Medical Improvement (Mass.)en_US
dc.subject.lcshGordon, Alexander, 1752-1799en_US
dc.subject.lcshPuerperal feveren_US
dc.subject.lcshChildbed feveren_US
dc.subject.lcshSepticemia, Puerperalen_US
dc.subject.meshInfection, Puerperalen_US
dc.subject.meshHyperthermiaen_US
dc.title"The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever” (1843), by Oliver Wendell Holmesen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoPublicationsen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dc.date.createdstandard2017-07-26en_US
dc.contributer.editorGleason, Kevin M.en_US


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