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  1. Jan 12, 2015 · Ignaz Semmelweis washing his hands in chlorinated lime water before operating. Bettmann/Corbis This is the story of a man whose ideas could have saved a lot of lives and spared countless numbers ...

  2. Ignaz Semmelweis, a Hungarian doctor working in Vienna General Hospital, is known as the father of hand hygiene. In 1846, he noticed that the women giving birth in the medical student/doctor-run maternity ward in his hospital were much more likely to develop a fever and die compared to the women giving birth in the adjacent midwife-run maternity ward.

  3. Semmelweis steht für: Ignaz Semmelweis ( Semmelweis Ignác Fülöp; 1818–1865), ungarisch-österreichischer Chirurg und Geburtshelfer Semmelweis – Retter der Mütter , deutscher Spielfilm (1950)

  4. Ignaz Semmelweis, fue un obstetra húngaro que a mediados del siglo XIX, precediendo los hallazgos de Pasteur y Lister, logró descubrir la naturaleza infecciosa de la fiebre puerperal, logrando controlar su aparición con una simple medida de antisepsia.

  5. Mar 24, 2020 · En 1847, el médico húngaro Ignaz Semmelweis demostró que esta práctica, literalmente, salvaba a muchas personas de la muerte, algo que hoy se da por descontado pero que entonces constituía ...

  6. Asserting that puerperal fever was a contagious disease and that matter from autopsies were implicated in its development, Semmelweis made doctors wash their hands with chlorinated lime water before examining pregnant women. He then documented a sudden reduction in the mortality rate from 18% to 2.2% over a period of a year.

  7. As a simple example of how scientific testing works, consider the case of Ignaz Semmelweis, who worked as a doctor on a maternity ward in the 1800s. In his ward, an unusually high percentage of new mothers died of what was then called childbed fever. Semmelweis considered many possible explanations for this high death rate.

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