TITLE

Commentary

AUTHOR(S)
Erwin, W. Mark
PUB. DATE
March 2001
SOURCE
Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association;Mar2001, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on Ignaz Semmelweis, a physician in the 1800s who became famous for his discovery that washing one's hands saved lives when delivering babies. Criticism received by Semmelweis from other physicians for his insistence on hand washing before delivering women; Failure of Semmelweis to document and publish his findings which led to his failure to be credited for the discovery.
ACCESSION #
9877093

 

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