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2012-06-18 06:41:27 AM  

cgremlin: doglover: But you know, you can not do your own research or anything.

True, in which case one would learn about the Hungarian doctor Ignaz Semmelweis, and the ridiculous amount of resistance he encountered in the mid-1800s when attempting to introduce the cutting-edge procedure of having the obstetricians wash their hands in an antiseptic solution prior to delivering babies. The "learned" medical men of the time thought it was ludicrous and insulting to be forced to wash their hands (even after working with cadavers), and as a result their mortality rates during childbirth were well in excess even of those where women had their children out on the street. Pretty sad that "modern" doctors of the time were killing people, given a provable means to prevent it, and chose to ignore it out of pride.


"A gentleman's hands are always clean."
 
2012-06-18 06:55:31 AM  
I wash in the bathroom taking a pee. In the stall this guy is taking a crap of the century. He moaned, blasted air, squirted, made splashing sounds, etc etc etc.... Then I hear the stall open soon followed by the door out. I was stunned and horrified. The guy was one of the computer techs who works on my computer from time to time.

Its bad enough when guys don't wash their hands after taking a piss. After taking a shait, not to wash your hands is just so unbelievable to me. Makes you wonder about going out to eat.

BTW, maybe my mother actually did her job, I do wash my hands what ever my business. Its a matter of respect. It not being an total ass hole.
 
2012-06-18 07:03:01 AM  
cgremlin: doglover: But you know, you can not do your own research or anything.

True, in which case one would learn about the Hungarian doctor Ignaz Semmelweis, and the ridiculous amount of resistance he encountered in the mid-1800s when attempting to introduce the cutting-edge procedure of having the obstetricians wash their hands in an antiseptic solution prior to delivering babies. The "learned" medical men of the time thought it was ludicrous and insulting to be forced to wash their hands (even after working with cadavers), and as a result their mortality rates during childbirth were well in excess even of those where women had their children out on the street. Pretty sad that "modern" doctors of the time were killing people, given a provable means to prevent it, and chose to ignore it out of pride.


Oh, oh! Are you going to tell us that Semmelweis is the reason why all modern medical studies should be ignored, and the one true cure for disease is x vitamin or mineral in copious amounts, preferably through your mail order delivery service?

/Helpful Protip: The Doctors of Semmelweis' time knew nothing about the germ theory of disease, or bacterial infection. It was all a glimmer in Pasteur's eye.
//Helpful Protip 2: The Galileo Gambit doesn't make you right.
 
2012-06-18 07:24:28 AM  

BronyMedic: cgremlin: doglover: But you know, you can not do your own research or anything.

True, in which case one would learn about the Hungarian doctor Ignaz Semmelweis, and the ridiculous amount of resistance he encountered in the mid-1800s when attempting to introduce the cutting-edge procedure of having the obstetricians wash their hands in an antiseptic solution prior to delivering babies. The "learned" medical men of the time thought it was ludicrous and insulting to be forced to wash their hands (even after working with cadavers), and as a result their mortality rates during childbirth were well in excess even of those where women had their children out on the street. Pretty sad that "modern" doctors of the time were killing people, given a provable means to prevent it, and chose to ignore it out of pride.

Oh, oh! Are you going to tell us that Semmelweis is the reason why all modern medical studies should be ignored, and the one true cure for disease is x vitamin or mineral in copious amounts, preferably through your mail order delivery service?

/Helpful Protip: The Doctors of Semmelweis' time knew nothing about the germ theory of disease, or bacterial infection. It was all a glimmer in Pasteur's eye.
//Helpful Protip 2: The Galileo Gambit doesn't make you right.


Protip 3: The 1800's is pretty modern. They were smarter thoughout most of history.
 
2012-06-18 07:30:10 AM  

BronyMedic: Oh, oh! Are you going to tell us that Semmelweis is the reason why all modern medical studies should be ignored, and the one true cure for disease is x vitamin or mineral in copious amounts, preferably through your mail order delivery service?


No - I said nothing of the sort, nor did I attempt to imply it. The previous poster had said that many aspects of modern medicine weren't so modern, and I was pointing out that even some of the common-sense ideas that we now take for granted (such as the health benefit of washing one's hands) are actually quite new. I'm quite aware that Pasteur's ideas would not come about for some time after, and have known that since.
 
2012-06-18 07:39:41 AM  
cgremlin: BronyMedic: Oh, oh! Are you going to tell us that Semmelweis is the reason why all modern medical studies should be ignored, and the one true cure for disease is x vitamin or mineral in copious amounts, preferably through your mail order delivery service?

No - I said nothing of the sort, nor did I attempt to imply it. The previous poster had said that many aspects of modern medicine weren't so modern, and I was pointing out that even some of the common-sense ideas that we now take for granted (such as the health benefit of washing one's hands) are actually quite new. I'm quite aware that Pasteur's ideas would not come about for some time after, and have known that since.


Oh, drat. I thought you were going to turn out to be one of these guys. WHY HAVE YOU DISSAPOINTED ME!?

https://skepfeeds.wordpress.com/2008/08/11/galileo-semmelweis-and-you /

doglover: BronyMedic: cgremlin: doglover: But you know, you can not do your own research or anything.

True, in which case one would learn about the Hungarian doctor Ignaz Semmelweis, and the ridiculous amount of resistance he encountered in the mid-1800s when attempting to introduce the cutting-edge procedure of having the obstetricians wash their hands in an antiseptic solution prior to delivering babies. The "learned" medical men of the time thought it was ludicrous and insulting to be forced to wash their hands (even after working with cadavers), and as a result their mortality rates during childbirth were well in excess even of those where women had their children out on the street. Pretty sad that "modern" doctors of the time were killing people, given a provable means to prevent it, and chose to ignore it out of pride.

Oh, oh! Are you going to tell us that Semmelweis is the reason why all modern medical studies should be ignored, and the one true cure for disease is x vitamin or mineral in copious amounts, preferably through your mail order delivery service?

/Helpful Protip: The Doctors of Semmelweis' time knew nothing about the germ theory of disease, or bacterial infection. It was all a glimmer in Pasteur's eye.
//Helpful Protip 2: The Galileo Gambit doesn't make you right.

Protip 3: The 1800's is pretty modern. They were smarter thoughout most of history.


Most of the top 10 causes of death in the United States prior to the 1920s were infectious diseases.
 
2012-06-18 07:49:39 AM  
If you're worried about the t.v. remote in hotel rooms, you can slip a sandwich bag over it.
 
2012-06-18 07:56:19 AM  

20/20: If you're worried about the t.v. remote in hotel rooms,(insert anything here)

you can slip a sandwich bag over it.

words to live by.
 
2012-06-18 07:56:52 AM  

20/20: If you're worried about the t.v. remote in hotel rooms, you can slip a sandwich bag over it.


Wrap that rascal!
 
2012-06-18 08:39:18 AM  
Anytime I stay in a hotel, I douse the room with Lysol (the beddings are actually moist to the touch) and leave for a couple of hours. It may not do much but I make myself believe it does.
 
2012-06-18 09:09:51 AM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: Same goes for just about any public area. Many of your fellow humans don't wash their hands after wiping their ass. They touch doorknobs, gasoline pump handles, railings, all the same things you touch when you're in a public space.


money
 
2012-06-18 09:14:08 AM  
Anyone else here reminded of that one episode of Monk with the hotel room and the UV light?
 
2012-06-18 09:25:21 AM  
i was in a hotel today, and i put my finger in my ass, and then i touched a lot of stuff. i also pissed on the carpet, but just a little, so its not so obvious.
 
2012-06-18 09:32:08 AM  
Ah so this is why I usually get violently ill the first night I'm in a hotel. From then on I'm OK but I I still hate traveling.
 
2012-06-18 10:12:24 AM  
As one of the few which still uses Yahoo as my primary email address, seeing their "news stories" is just embarrassing. Whatever keeps them from going bankrupt, it sure as hell won't be their news section.

/it's not news, it's Yahoo
 
2012-06-18 10:21:51 AM  
Clearly, the only solution is to require all maids to attend a two-year training school and be licensed by the Gov.

/isn't this why we have an immune system? Didn't our moms tell us to not suck on the remote?
 
2012-06-18 11:00:29 AM  
As someone who clocked over 45,000km in the air last year on business trips to the Caribbean, a few key things I learned:

1) Turn down the farking air conditioner. I am certain that the AC spewing whatever was growing in 7/24 it was the reason I got really sick on my first trip to Trinidad. No, your room does not need to be set at 62 F, 16 C. Set it up to 24C / 78-80 F.

2) Try not to use the in-room coffee maker (except as per #3)

3) Bring your own travel kettle. Boil up a pot of the local tap water at night (hotels can charge a STUPID amount of money for bottled water). Use the kettle water in the morning in the coffee maker. Oh, and do a 'clean run' with cool, already boiled water through the coffee maker before you actually try to make coffee (just to see what colour the water comes out as).

Funniest thing from my last trip (San Juan, PR): went to use the pad of paper by the phone to make a note. There was a pen mark on the top page so I flipped to the next page. On that page was a short note to some former occupant: "You have herpes! :) "

Wonder if he/she ever read that note....
 
2012-06-18 11:12:35 AM  
Rik01: '' -- or start carrying a few cans of Lysol spray.''

That last bit made me lol - reminded me of this post on snopes: (new window)

''...employees were told to keep Lysol with them at all times.
Theres a new disease brought in by foreigners that starts out
like small whiteheads on the skin. They were told to spray every John and
Motel room that they used or stayed in, to spray sheets and even carpets.''


Enjoyed reading some of those replies; many are also lol-worthy.
But just the idea of a totally Lysol-ed room makes me want to gag.


/and 'yes' the 'John' jokes are there
//Math: How many cans of Lysol do you need to bring to nuke everything on an average motel room carpet?
 
2012-06-18 11:27:03 AM  

austin_millbarge: Wanting everything you touch to be not slathered in poo isn't the same as wanting everything to be sterile.


Just because it has the word "fecal" in it, doesn't mean it's poo. It's bacteria.

It's also farking everywhere, and on every single surface you touch.

Miraculously, you don't get sick from it because you have an immune system which has spent your entire life kicking this bacterias ass.

As long as you don't go full 2 girls 1 cup, you're pretty safe from the bacteria you encounter in everday life. It's (usually) when things that your immune system isn't used to dealing with that you get sick. Otherwise it's specific bacteria that's easily avoidable by not being a disgusting person or living in a 3rd world hellhole.
 
2012-06-18 12:31:41 PM  
E. Coli is ubiquitous on this planet. It's everywhere and cannot be escaped. No amount of cleaning will rid us of it and we don't want it to. We have to have it to digest food. Only a few non-human strains are pathological to us.
 
2012-06-18 01:55:39 PM  
and besides our immune system, this is why we have skin to cover all of our body! to protect us from the bacteria which surround us 24/7..
 
2012-06-18 03:26:12 PM  
It's gross to think about, but your own home is probably no cleaner. Everything everywhere including our own body is swarming with germs inside and out. That's what our immune system is for.
 
2012-06-18 03:50:32 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: ThatGuyGreg: You guys have NO idea just how much poop is on your toothbrush.

Sure I do. I had to clean it off after I removed it from my rectum.


So your Oral-B is a Rectal-B?
 
2012-06-18 03:57:30 PM  

elleeffe: and besides our immune system, this is why we have skin to cover all of our body! to protect us from the bacteria which surround us 24/7..


And there are more bacterial cells inside your body than human cells. Life and this interconnected thing it has scares some people.
 
2012-06-18 04:28:02 PM  
JackieRabbit: E. Coli is ubiquitous on this planet. It's everywhere and cannot be escaped. No amount of cleaning will rid us of it and we don't want it to. We have to have it to digest food. Only a few non-human strains are pathological to us.

And without E.Coli, we'd be wonderful homes for organisms like Clostrodium Deficille.
 
2012-06-18 05:38:14 PM  
If you people are so worried about what's in your hotel rooms, just wait until you see what's in the FOOD you eat prepared by minimum wage immigrants.
 
2012-06-18 06:37:56 PM  
i.imgur.com

/came for George Carlin
//leaving satisfied
 
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