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Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis

Ignaz Semmelweis was StampDoc, StatueDoc

An engraved portrait of Semmelweis: a mustachioed, balding man in formal attire, pictured from the chest up.

Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis, aged 42 in 1860
copperplate engraving by Jenő Doby
Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis[Note 1] (born Semmelweis Ignác Fülöp; 1 July 1818 – 13 August 1865) was a Hungarian physician of German extraction[2][3] now known as an early pioneer of antiseptic procedures. Described as the “savior of mothers”, Semmelweis discovered that the incidence of puerperal fever (also known as “childbed fever”) could be drastically cut by the use of hand disinfection in obstetrical clinics. Continue reading Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis

Medic Orchestra

Medic Orchestra


The Semmelweis University Medic Orchestra (Budapest, Hungary) was founded in 2008. Though primarily made up of Semmelweis University students, the formation also includes students from numerous other Hungarian universities, such as Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest Business School, and Eötvös Loránd University). Continue reading Medic Orchestra