Watch: The ‘Saviour Of Mothers’ Doctor Was Called Crazy For Simply Asking Doctors To ‘Wash Their Hands’

Modern medicine and its benefits are readily available to us thanks to the pioneering works of many physicians of the past. One such enterprising individual was Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis, a Hungarian physician and scientist.

Semmelweis is regarded as one of the early pioneers of antiseptic procedures. Thanks to his insight, thousands of 19th century mothers and their newly-born children could be saved from the deadly disease known as Puerperal Fever.

For this feat, he became to be aptly known as the ‘saviour of mothers’.

However, Semmelweis’s brilliance received recognition only after his death. In reality the man was, in fact, ridiculed and criticized for his ground-breaking discoveries when it came to sanitation in hospitals.

Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis sadly died in 1865 in a mental asylum, never being able to know the kind of impact he had created in the world of medicine.

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Get to know more about this enterprising individual and his revolutionary idea that his colleagues hated, but his contemporaries came to implement:

What did you guys think about this great doctor’s life? Let us know in the comments below.

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Sources: Wikipedia, Encyclopedia Britannica, The Book ‘SuperFreakonomics’ by Steven Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner

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