Paradigm Shifts in the History of Medicine

Paradigm Shifts in the History of Medicine: Microbiology, Germ Theory & Aseptic Technique

The history of medical advancement is marked by bursts of revolutionary changes in how humans have altered in perceptions of the natural world. In many cases, these changes were noted with the emergence of new theories and the annulment of others. Everything from the causation of disease to therapeutic strategies were points of debate and change. In this lesson, we review major paradigm shifts in the field of microbiology and infectious disease.


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