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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Oh, did you know...

that hand-washing was not discovered until the 20th century (according to my student, at least)? Didn't Adam and Eve wash their hands (yeah, being mean here -- she was obviously referring to doctors)? And didn't Semmelweis live during the 19th century?

Question: Discuss how the world would be different if one important medical discovery of the 18th or 19th century had not been made. Think of Jenner, Semmelweis, Pasteur, Koch, etc.

Answer: "Oh what a relief!!!!!!.Let us all thank Semmelweis for the 20th century dicsovery of hand- washing.The thought of the student and doctors entering the lab without having washed their hands upon just leaving [dead corps] may we all shout praise for such a wonderful discovery!"

Any doctors out there? Did YOU wash your hands? :)

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