childbed fever

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Recent Examples on the Web Once 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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1701, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of childbed fever was in 1701

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“Childbed fever.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/childbed%20fever. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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childbed fever

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