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Why Was a Doctor Once Ridiculed for Recommending Hand Washing?
10 minutes Posted Jun 23, 2020 at 2:00 am.
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Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis asked fellow 19th-century doctors to wash their hands between conducting autopsies and delivering babies -- and was ridiculed for it. Learn how he and other sanitation pioneers helped save lives anyway in this episode of BrainStuff.

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