Pioneer of Antiseptic Procedures

Vienna, Austria

1847-pioneer-of-antiseptic-procedures.jpgHungarian physician Ignaz Semmelweis discovers that hand washing can prevent puerperal, or childbed fever, a blood infection passed to women during childbirth by their doctors. The fever killed one-third of mothers in some hospitals at the time.

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