Pettenkoffer

Pet·ten·kof·fer

(pĕt′n-kô′fər), Max Josef von 1818-1901.
German chemist noted for his work in the fields of hygiene and disease prevention. He theorized that clean water, adequate ventilation, and effective sewage disposal would prevent the spread of disease.
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Nineteenth-century nutrition scientists like Rubner and Max Pettenkoffer in Germany and Wilbur Atwater, Edward Rosa and Francis Benedict in the United States, who were inspired by the operations of mechanical technologies like steam engines, offer an explanation for the cultural transformation of the calorie from a unit of measuring heat to a unit of analyzing food, people and activities.
Sobre esta base, se atribuyo la malaria ("mal aire") a los miasmas de los pantanos; (28) el colera, sostenia el prestigioso higienista Max von Pettenkoffer, no se contraia por ingestion, sino por la inhalacion de un gas venenoso emanado de la tierra, (14,16) y durante la peste negra de la Edad Media, los medicos y cierto sector de la poblacion andaban con narices postizas rellenas con partes de plantas aromatizadas, con el fin de protegerse contra esta terrible pestilencia proveniente de "los efluvios disparados por las flechas de los angeles del mal".