- Ignaz Semmelweis, the doctor who saved lives by prescribing hand washing
- It was then that Dr. Semmelweis began exhorting his fellow physicians at the famed Vienna General Hospital (Allgemeines Krankenhaus) to wash up before examining women about to deliver babies.
- 165 years of washing your hands: Ignaz Semmelweis and the hygiene revolution
- And in 1850, 165 years ago this month, a Hungarian obstetrician named Ignaz Semmelweis stood before his peers in Vienna and demanded they start washing their hands. To those of us living in 2015, hand-washing seems like a no-brainer. It's a behavior ...
- The Doctor Who Championed Hand-Washing And Briefly Saved Lives
- And in 1865, when he was only 47 years old, Ignaz Semmelweis was committed to a mental asylum. The sad end to the story is that Semmelweis was probably beaten in the asylum and eventually died of sepsis, a potentially fatal complication of an infection ...
- Unsung Hero: Ignaz Semmelweis
- It is 1847 and the death rate among pregnant women in the obstetric clinics where the Viennese physician Ignaz Semmelweis works is high. Puerperal fever, which is an infection of the female reproductive organs following childbirth, is a common cause of ...
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