(zĕm′əl-vīs′), Ignaz Philipp 1818-1865.
Hungarian physician who pioneered the use of antiseptics in obstetrics as the result of his discovery that puerperal fever is a form of septicemia. His methods reduced mortalities but were not widely adopted until after his death.
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Remember that "Authorities" in Vienna murdered Dr Semmelweiss for doing and preaching what was right (history says they strangled him); and USA "Authorities" mercilessly persecuted nuclear advisor Richard Barlow, nurse Margaret Sanger, Drs Jonathan Wright and Guylaine Lanctot for doing what was right.
Wollmer of Semmelweiss University in Hamburg, Germany, assigned 30 patients with major depression to receive adjuvant treatment in the form of botulinum toxin A (n = 15) or saline injections to the glabellar region of the face.
The Hungarian doctor Semmelweiss made the same discovery in 1847 in Vienna and required his students to wash their hands in an antiseptic disinfectant (chlorine) solution before examining patients, and the maternal death rate went from 18% to 1%.
to Semmelweiss ("That's funny; when I scrub my hands with soap, less of my patients die giving birth.
The theory of the Internet is like the theory of disease before Semmelweiss and Pasteur.
The first such example appears within the narrative of the aforementioned microbiology lecture, which, in its praise of European science, incorporates the story of the Hungarian sanitarista, Ignaz Semmelweiss (1818-1865).
In the main text of the book, Bockris notes that dissent from scientific orthodoxy is strongly suppressed, citing the examples of Ignaz Semmelweiss, Rupert Sheldrake, Wilhelm Reich, and his own firing by Texas A&M, which was prompted by his claim to have discovered an inexpensive process yielding hydrogen fuel, his support of claims of cold fusion, and his research on nuclear transmutation.
But some things have not changed--handwashing remains the single most important means of infection prevention, just as it was in the days of infection control pioneer, Hungarian physician Ingaz Semmelweiss.
In the mid-19th century Oliver Wendell Holmes and Ignaz Semmelweiss clearly showed that lethal germs could be transmitted by physicians' unwashed hands between the anatomy lab and the delivery room.
Hildebrand, MD, University Libre de Bruxelles, Andras Jeney, MDDSc, Semmelweiss University; Victor Levin, MD, Professor and Chairman of Neuro Oncology, MD Anderson Center; Houston, TX, Ian McCutcheon, MD, FRCS(C), Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Texas; Herbert B.
The medicine list included the following: Pasteur, 100; Hippocrates, 93; Koch, 90; Galen, 74; Paracelsus, 68; Ehrlich, 59; Laennec, 54; McCollum, 49; Fleming, 47; Pare, 46; Behring, 44; Lister, 43; Kitasato, 42; Sydenham, 40; Vesalius, 38; Domagk, 36; Carrel, 36; Freud, 34; Hunter, 34; and Semmelweiss, 34.
More than 100 years ago the achievements of pioneers such as Florence Nightingale and Ignaz Philip Semmelweiss were notable in reducing the risk of infection in hospitalised patients.