In 1847, One Simple Procedure Saved Thousands Of Expectant Mothers
November 5, 2018
It’s unlikely that many of you are familiar with the name Ignaz Semmelweis; however, his work is still crucial for most families even today.
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Semmelweis was born in Buda (now part of Budapest, Hungary) on 1 July 1818 to a family of a well-off trader. In 1844, Ignaz graduated from University of Vienna majoring in surgery and obstetrics, and 7 years later returned to Budapest, where he took the charge of the Hospital of Saint Roch.