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Ignaz Semmelweis

*1818 in Ofen
+1865 in Oberdöbling/Vienna


Ignaz Semmelweis     Ignaz Semmelweis

  Hungarian physician , now known as an early pioneer of antiseptic procedures.
Described as the "saviour of mothers", Semmelweis discovered that the incidence of puerperal fever
(also known as "childbed fever") could be drastically cut by the use of hand disinfection in obstetrical clinics.

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