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Today is Ignaz Semmelweis Day.
« on: April 18, 2017, 03:07:21 am »
This is the day where we learn to SIT DOWN AND SHUT OUR FACES.  OR ELSE.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ignaz_Semmelweis

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Despite various publications of results where hand washing reduced mortality to below 1%, Semmelweis's observations conflicted with the established scientific and medical opinions of the time and his ideas were rejected by the medical community. Semmelweis could offer no acceptable scientific explanation for his findings, and some doctors were offended at the suggestion that they should wash their hands. Semmelweis's practice earned widespread acceptance only years after his death, when Louis Pasteur confirmed the germ theory and Joseph Lister, acting on the French microbiologist's research, practiced and operated, using hygienic methods, with great success. In 1865, Semmelweis was committed to an asylum, where he died at age 47 of pyaemia, after being beaten by the guards, only 14 days after he was committed.
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Re: Today is Ignaz Semmelweis Day.
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2017, 05:01:03 am »
Had to google pyaemia. Holy fucking ironic death! I'm rather glad that we don't science like we used to.
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