Ignaz Philipp Semmelweiss

[Ignaz Philipp Semmelweiss] Physician, discoverer of infection as cause of puerperal fever. Born on 1 July 1818 in Buda, Hungary; died on 13 August 1865 in Vienna, Austria. After being assistant at the obstetrical clinic at Vienna, in 1850 he became head of Saint Roch's hospital in Pest, and professor of obstetrics. He died in an insane asylum. After his death he was recognized as the pioneer of antiseptic treatment.

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