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    • "The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever” (1843), by Oliver Wendell Holmes 

      Shaikh, Safiya
      In 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 ...
    • Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis (1818-1865) 

      Shaikh, Safiya; Caudle, Daniella
      Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis demonstrated that the use of disinfectants could reduce the occurrence of puerperal fever in patients in nineteenth century Austria. Puerperal fever is a bacterial infection that can occur in the ...
    • Leonard Colebrook (1883–1967) 

      Shaikh, Safiya
      Leonard Colebrook was a physician who researched bacteria and infections in England during the twentieth century. In 1936, Colebrook deployed the antibiotic Prontosil to treat puerperal fever, a disorder that results from ...
    • Leonard Colebrook’s Use of Sulfonamides as a Treatment for Puerperal Fever (1935–1937) 

      Shaikh, Safiya
      Between 1935 and 1937, Leonard Colebrook showed that sulfonamides, a class of antibacterial drugs, worked as an effective treatment for puerperal fever. Puerperal fever is a bacterial infection that can occur in the uterus ...