Ignaz Semmelweis

I realised that I needed to research an historical event that related to my theme so I looked at Ignaz Semmelweis. In the 1840s, he believed that the increase in women dying after giving birth was due to doctors not washing their hands. This led me to think about how much technology has evolved. During this era, there were no special materials that helped to identify illnesses like the ones we use today. As a generation we should be grateful that we are able to know and physically see what the problem is through microscopic cameras.

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