|Contribution||Found bacteria on surface of human skin and in sweat glands and hair follicles.|
|Notes||This was of great importance in surgical asepsis and led to the tradition of "scrubbing up." It helped to reveal that Lister's concept of excluding air from wounds was largely misdirected. Later, after Koch had identified the germs responsible for wound infection (see 1878) it was realized that surgical instruments and other objects, as well as skin, were sources of bacterial contamination.|
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