Stock Photo: Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis (1818-1865), German-Hungarian physician, greatly reduced puerperal (childbed) fever by requiring doctors to wash their hands. His practices were accepted only in Hungary. In the rest of Europe his ideas were generally rejected until Lister's successful advocacy of antiseptic medical practice.

Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis (1818-1865), German-Hungarian physician, greatly reduced puerperal (childbed) fever by requiring doctors to wash their hands. His practices were accepted only in Hungary. In the rest of Europe his ideas were generally rejected until Lister's successful advocacy of antiseptic medical practice. : Stock Photo

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