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nov 7, 1846 - Semmelweis

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A Hungarian physician who set in place hand-washing, as it drastically reduces the number of women dying after childbirth. He stepped away from "miasmas". He studies deaths between hospitals and midwives and saw a drastic difference. Physicians weren't washing their hands after autopsies, before delivering babies.

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The Fight is Never Ending
Public and Global Health

Date:

nov 7, 1846
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~ 172 years ago
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