Tag Archive | Ignatz Semmelweis

Gonzalo Cardemil Herrera MD

“Semmelweis’ observations are common sense, a response and observation of daily life. He was someone intelligent trying to see something, however, in his day, his recommendations were rejected and challenged and he was persecuted for them.” Gonzalo Cardemil Herrera, MD, is Professor Department of Surgery, Hospital Clinico Universidad de Chile, Chile. Advertisements

Bruce D Spiess MD

“If the misfortune is not to persists forever then this truth must be made known to everyone concerned.” Ignatz Semmelweis, 1862 “In the early days of asepsis, in Vienna, Austria, Dr. Semmelweis noticed that the midwives had many fewer infections than did the physicians who were touching many different patients, and who were actually even […]