So, @SeaCambrian posted this as a DBWI some months ago (bold emphases mine where I adjusted the original post), and I've found myself thinking about the possible effects of Von Plenciz's book/theory gaining wider prominence. How would this affect how medicine develops? What significant changes could we see? Are there people who died OTL that could've been saved had Plenciz's theory been accepted? How would it affect warfare (since medicine and warfare are sort of bound up together and a war can lead to medical knowledge - as well as technology - advancing by leaps and bounds simply because it has to)?