Simpson, Semmelweis, and transformational change.

@article{Grant2005SimpsonSA,
  title={Simpson, Semmelweis, and transformational change.},
  author={Gilbert J. Grant and Abraham H Grant and Charles Joseph Lockwood},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2005},
  volume={106 2},
  pages={
          384-7
        }
}
The first anesthetic for childbirth and the first recognition of the importance of hand hygiene in obstetrics coincidentally occurred within 5 months of one another in 1847. More than 150 years later, one would have thought that these milestone events would have been fully integrated into practice. However, individuals resist transformational change, which is defined as a fundamental alteration in their beliefs, attitude, and behavior, even when they are confronted with incontrovertible facts… 
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