My favorite quote from the On Washing Hands article is:
A few days after that he developed a fever up to 102 degrees. His blood pressure began dropping. His heart rate climbed. He was septic. His central line-his lifeline for nutrition-had become infected, and we had to take it out.
Until that moment, when I stood there looking at the sign on his door, it had not occurred to me that I might have given him that infection. But the truth is I may have. One of us certainly did.I liked this quote because you never think something as harmless as a hand shake could put a man in critical condition. It shows a man with all his technology and science cant defeat a life form as simple as bacteria. Its true we don't have the means to defeat it yet but it can be prevented and the best victory in war is one that didn't have to take place. We can apply this in our every day life, instead of fixing problems we should work on preventing them. Humanity never thinks something bad will happen and is always taken by surprise when it does. Simple preplanning could fix issues in our lives.