1827 – Chlorinated solutions

Labarque in 1825 used calcium hypochlorite for washing mortuaries, hospital wards, and other potenitally contiminated sites. He also reprted that hypochlorites were used succesfully in Paris on infected wounds in burns, and in England for the purification of drinking water.   Reference: Graham A. J. Ayliffe,Mary P. English (2003). Hospital Infection: From Miasmas to MRSA Photo:…