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Ignaz Semmelweis, the Saviour of Mothers

Kásler, Miklós (2018) Ignaz Semmelweis, the Saviour of Mothers. POLGÁRI SZEMLE: GAZDASÁGI ÉS TÁRSADALMI FOLYÓIRAT, 14 (Spec.). pp. 385-410. ISSN 1786-6553

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Abstract

The author describes the life of the most important Hungarian physicians, Ignaz Semmelweis, the circumstances surrounding his death, the story of his discovery, and reactions by his contemporaries and the next generations. He focuses on the historical, intellectual and scientific historical relations that paved the way for Semmelweis’s thesis, its proof and its acceptance. In the opinion of posterity Semmelweis was an excellent researcher and a great humanitarian, who fought for others’ lives until his death without sparing his own health. His tragic fate was raised to heroic heights by the fact that he did not live to see the practical use of his life-saving discovery, and even his death was caused directly by the very disease he had described and identified a prevention for.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Semmelweis, obstetrics, childbed fever (puerperal fever), asepsis, antisepsis
Subjects: H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > HN Social history and conditions. / társadalomtörténet
R Medicine / orvostudomány > RG Gynecology and obstetrics / nőgyógyászat, szülészet
Depositing User: Andrea Paár
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2019 09:17
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2019 09:17
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/91921

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