50. Ignaz Semmelweis's hand washing


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You may not have heard of Ignaz Semmelweis.

Yet along with Louis Pasteur and Alexander Fleming he should be seen as one of the most important men in medical history.

Semmelweis reduced maternal mortality in his clinic by 85%. It was no fluke however as he reproduced the results in another clinic.

Yet his ideas were not accepted in his lifetime. I cover the who, how, when, and why in this episode.

At the end is also a little podcast update. The tl;dr is that I will now be publishing fortnightly as this will allow me greater freedom to produce a higher quality show for you on topics that I just can't cover in a week.

Thank you for taking me to episode 50!

Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu4UMbUyMK7OSS29sJ15FCw

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