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:…

1810 – Canning process discovered

Nicolas Appert was a confectioner and chef in Paris from 1784 to 1795. He had great skill with foods and was also familiar with brewing and distillation. He set up a small kitchen in the back of his shop and decided to answer the challenge. For ten years he labored patiently with different foods, cooking…