Origin of Everything

Why Do We Wash Our Hands After Going to the Bathroom?

Season 1 Episode 22 | 7m 50s Video has closed captioning.

We all know that washing your hands it’s one of the best ways to prevent germs from spreading. But until relatively recently hand washing was something relegated primarily to religious rituals and cultural ceremonies. And the first person to suggest that doctors wash their hands before surgery was put in a mental hospital! Why? Watch the episode to find out.

Aired: 02/27/18

Rating: NR

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