Invisible Cadaver Parts:

Doctors weren’t washing their hands in the 1800’s, but when they finally figured out why women were dying from childbirth the breakthrough insight that something must’ve been transferred from the morgue to the delivery room prompted the hygienic practice. 

Postulating that ‘Invisible Cadaver Parts’ were harming patients would later evolve into the modern germ theory, but here’s a bigger revelation might be even more disgusting:

Even now, in the age of hand sanitizers at every doorway and one-step wash/sanitizers that effectively reduce 99.999% of all bacteria on hands, there is still a significant cross-contamination issue.  We still don’t wash our hands frequently enough.

Doctors still have pitiful hand hygiene compliance.

Did your doctor wash her hands between patients?

Did you see her?

Ask.

DrDIY is a food-safety professional with an extensive sanitation background within the food & beverage manufacturing industry. He consults on food-safety - from hygienic-design to integrated pest-management through microbiology support, quality improvement audits, total-process management philosophy, CIP optimization, and lean-six-sigma project participation.

Overcoming an extended disability through a complete overhaul of diet and nutrition, DrDIY embraced traditional naturopathy and combined the wisdom of nature with the principles of modern sanitation to help build more sustainable systems within the food industry. He continues to study and practice holistic nutrition, food-safety, detoxification, and self-improvement and this site represents personal experience and opinion - and does not reflect the position of any employer past or present.

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