[ig-nahts fee-lip] /ˈɪg nɑts ˈfi lɪp/ (Show IPA), 1818–65, Hungarian obstetrician.
Ignaz Philipp. 1818–65, Hungarian obstetrician, who discovered the cause of puerperal infection and pioneered the use of antiseptics
Hungarian physician who was a pioneer of sterile surgical practices. He proved that infectious disease and death in the obstetric clinic were caused by medical students going directly from performing autopsies to treating patients. Semmelweis instituted strict rules governing hygiene that dramatically reduced the mortality rate.
Semmelweiss Sem·mel·weiss (zěm’əl-vīs’), Ignaz Philipp. 1818-1865. Hungarian physician who pioneered the use of antiseptics in obstetrics as the result of his discovery that puerperal fever is a form of septicemia. His methods reduced mortalities but were not widely adopted until after his death.
noun 1. Raphael, 1809–77, Confederate admiral in the American Civil War.
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noun 1. a granular, milled product of durum wheat, consisting almost entirely of endosperm particles, used chiefly in the making of pasta. noun 1. the large hard grains of wheat left after flour has been bolted, used for puddings, soups, etc