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PBS NewsHour | Rubber Gloves: A Love Product? | PBS

Duration: 01:01
Program: PBS NewsHour #10177
Broadcast Date: Sep. 7, 2011

Rubber gloves: a staple in modern hospitals and a symbol of sterility in the operating room worldwide. But the man known as the founder of modern surgery, Dr. William Halsted, may have invented them for a much simpler reason -- to impress his girlfriend. The anecdote is one of many explored in Dr. Howard Markel's new book, "An Anatomy of Addiction."

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Post Date: October 17, 2011