Recent Examples on the WebOnce handwashing protocols were implemented in the Austrian hospital, the rates of women dying from childbed fever plummeted.
Kelly Lambert, Scientific American, 4 Aug. 2020 Semmelweis got some things right, including his idea that something external caused childbed fever: the cause would turn out to be Streptococcus bacteria.
Emily Sohn, Popular Mechanics, 2 Apr. 2020 Semmelweis noticed that deaths from childbed fever, also known as puerperal fever, were much less frequent in the ward supervised solely by midwives.
Emily Sohn, Popular Mechanics, 2 Apr. 2020 No one could figure out why so many women and children were dying from puerperal fever—commonly known as childbed fever.
Michael Harriot, The Root, 18 May 2018
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