A Conversation for The History of Modern Medicine
Vintermann (VnnMint's updated name) Started conversation Nov 10, 2001
Nice article, but perhaps Ignaz Semmelweiss would be worth a mention? The first doctor who suggested that unclean hands and instruments transferred birth fever. Fascinating story with a tragic end.
Tonsil Revenge (PG) Posted Nov 21, 2001
Ha! I was looking through the guide for any reference to old Ignaz P.and you are it so far. I was thinking of writing a separate entry about him.
Vintermann (VnnMint's updated name) Posted Nov 21, 2001
Cool! I can find you some stuff if you want. I read a dramtized account (a play by Jens Bjørneboe) of his life, which, while I think it made him a lot more of an anarchist than he was , was very moving.
Tonsil Revenge (PG) Posted Nov 22, 2001
Yes, well, I learned about him by reading an entire encyclopedia for fun. Just ran across his entry by reading the 's' volume.
But Terry Gilliam knows about him,too. See 'Twelve Monkeys'.
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