hand washing hand washing
Stories About

hand washing

You can do a lot of things with minimal risk after being vaccinated. Although our public health expert says that maybe it's not quite time for a rave or other tightly packed events. Above: Fans take photographs of Megan Thee Stallion at a London show in 2019. Ollie Millington/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Ollie Millington/Getty Images

Dishwashers have come a long way since this 1921 model, which was designed mainly to help minimize the drudgery of housework. But today's sleek models are also designed with water conservation in mind. Bettmann/Bettmann Archive/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Bettmann/Bettmann Archive/Getty Images

Ignaz Semmelweis washing his hands in chlorinated lime water before operating. Bettmann/Corbis hide caption

toggle caption
Bettmann/Corbis

The Doctor Who Championed Hand-Washing And Briefly Saved Lives

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/375663920/376660081" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript