germ theory


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(medicine) the theory that all contagious diseases are caused by microorganisms

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Second, it required the science of germ theory, as described by Koch and others, to demonstrate causation.
Long-term, however, the integration of AI into various facets of medicine could produce a revolution not seen since the discovery of antibiotics or the discovery of germ theory.
However it was Louis Pasteur, who found that diseases arise from germs attacking the body from outside and termed it as 'the germ theory of disease'.
The medical industry is always innovating and improving their ability to prevent the spread of infectious diseases--the paradigm shift from miasma theory to germ theory ushered in a wave of new techniques and best practices.
Support the Mountain begins with germ theory as the model underpinning the Western pharmaceutical perspective and postulating that microscopic pathogens cause all human disease by attacking the body from the outside, implying that we have no control over manifesting illness.
Cutting-edge research and historical background on the evolution of gut bacteria make it easier to, er, digest this dramatic shift away from the germ theory paradigm, with its focus on external causes of disease.
It comes from a time when the forerunners of physicians were called "leeches," and when germ theory was unknown--but the Dark Ages may be casting some light on modern science.
If Abraham Lincoln were to describe the germ theory, I think he might have put it something like this: "You can infect some of the people all of the time, and infect all of the people some of the time; but you cannot infect all of the people all of the time.
The discovery and diffusion of the germ theory of disease were central to the reduction of infectious disease and child mortality.
Germ theory, the revolutionary notion that bugs cause disease, wasn't accepted for decades.
Ignaz Semmelweis was a Hungarian obstetrician practicing in the mid-1800's, years before Louis Pasteur came up with his germ theory and Joseph Lister popularized hand washing.
They most closely track to the early modern tradition, as the germ theory of the bite and genetics lend pseudo-scientific support the basis for the species' existence and ongoing survival.
102 Health: Teachers to instruct the target communities about germ theory, and the difference between the need for clean water (e.
1822: Louis Pasteur, chemist and bacteriologist who made major discoveries on vaccination, germ theory and fermentation, was born in Dole, France.
Nature Magazine says that these two individuals were the most influential persons of the 20th century, their work rivaled only by the germ theory of disease, developed by Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch, for having the greatest impact on humankind in the past 200 years.