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Sem·mel·weis

 (zĕm′əl-vīs′), Ignaz Philipp Originally Ignác Fülöp Semmelweis. 1818-1865.
Hungarian physician who determined that puerperal fever in a maternity clinic in Vienna was spread by doctors and students who examined pregnant women directly after performing autopsies. The mortality rate dropped after he required staff members to disinfect their hands before examinations.

Semmelweis

(ˈsɛməlˌvaɪs)
n
(Biography) Ignaz Philipp. 1818–65, Hungarian obstetrician, who discovered the cause of puerperal infection and pioneered the use of antiseptics
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1847 Ignaz Semmelweis, a Hungarian physician, discovers that hand-washing prevents a common but fatal bacterial infection contracted by women during childbirth.
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x000C0; notre avis, cette reticence rappelle etrangement celle qu'a rencontree Ignaz Semmelweis, il y a plus d'un siecle et demi, quand il a insiste pour que les medecins se lavent les mains dans les services d'obstetrique afin de limiter la propagation de la fievre puerperale[sup.
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The President of Budapest's Semmelweis University, Tivadar Tulassay, has resigned over the plagiarism scandal with Hungarian Head of State Pal Schmitt.
Estando la ciencia medica en aprietos, Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis habia arrojado luz sobre su modo de transmision (10), y los obstetras quedaron senalados "como instrumentos de la muerte" a menos que se lavaran las manos en una solucion de hipoclorito de sodio despues de realizar las necropsias de las parturientas fallecidas por fiebre puerperal y antes de hacer nuevas exploraciones vaginales en mujeres en trabajo de parto (2).
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Our observations suggest, however, that targeting just this mode of blood vessel formation may not be sufficient to result in a significant antitumor effect," commented lead investigators Sandor Paku, PhD, Semmelweis University, Budapest, and Balazs Dome, MD, PhD, Medical University of Vienna.
How the Library of the Royal Society of Physicians in Budapest became today's Semmelweis Medical History Library is a tale of the shift in focus characteristic of the way medical libraries, containing books and journals of contemporary interest and importance to practicing physicians and medical researchers, become medical history libraries over time.