Basic Sanitation – Who Knew It Mattered?


Ignaz Semmelweis: The Doctor Who Learned to Wash His Hands
The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered

Apr 3, 2020 – 14:29
In 1846, one doctor wondered why one obstetrics clinic had a higher mortality rate than another. His conclusions might have saved millions of lives, but were largely derided by the medical community. The History Guy recalls a seminal moment in medical history and the phenomena called “The Semmelweis reflex.”

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