|Contribution||Advocated personal hygiene in disease prevention.|
|Notes||Elisabeth Blackwell. She advocated prevention over cure, and wrote "Nature, with its God-given remedies of fresh air, cleanliness, sunshine, exercise, is the world's best doctor." This was apparently in a thesis written early in her medical studies (while away from Geneva College, doing summer work in Philadelphia). See biography by D. C. Wilson, 1970. Blackwell was thus a contributor to the sanitary movement that preceded and overlapped with the germ theory -- and later became one of the first professors of hygiene.|
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