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 Ignaz Semmelweis

Ignaz Semmelweis

Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Death 13 Aug 1865 (aged 47)
Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Cenotaph Kerepesdűlő, Józsefváros, Budapest, Hungary
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Memorial ID 9582 · View Source
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The discoverer of antisepsis, known as the 'Mother's Saviour' The first man to realize that germs carried on the hands of surgeons let to post-operative infections. Although he was initially decried, the dramatic fall in death-rates which followed on from hand-washing soon proved him right. His ashes have been removed and are now located in the Museum of History of Medicine in Budapest.




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  • Added: 30 May 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9582
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ignaz Semmelweis (1 Jul 1818–13 Aug 1865), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9582, citing Kerepesi Cemetery, Kerepesdűlő, Józsefváros, Budapest, Hungary ; Maintained by Find A Grave .