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[SEMMELWEIS, Ignaz]. HEBRA, Ferdinand von, editor.
'Höchst wichtige Erfahrungen über die Ätiologie der in Gebäranstalten epidemischen Puerperalfiebern,' pp. 242-4 in: Zeitschrift der k.k. Gesellschaft der Aerzte zu Wien, vol. IV. 'Fortzetzung der Erfahrungen über die Ätiologie ...,' pp. 64-5 in: ibid., vol. V.
Vienna: Kaulfuss Witwe, Prandel & Comp. 1847 [- 1848]. First edition. THE NATURE AND PREVENTION OF PEURPERAL FEVER. First edition, complete journal volumes, containing the first announcement of Semmelweis's epoch-making discovery of the source and means of preventing puerperal fever, one of the greatest achievements in the history of medicine. Presented by Hebra on these few pages, this announcement already contains the essence of the findings and recommendations of which Semmelweis published a detailed account 14 years later in his famous Die Aetiologie, der Begriff und die Prophylaxis des Kindbettfiebers. "It could be said that he was the father of preventive medicine and, some have argued, of asepsis in obstetrics and gynecology as well as surgery. But the most far-reaching significance of his work was its influence on the development of the 'Germ Theory of Disease' and the ushering in of an entirely new way of thinking about diseases as having necessary causes" (Kadar et al., p. 519). First edition, complete journal volumes, containing the first announcement of Semmelweis's epoch-making discovery of the source and means of preventing puerperal fever, one of the greatest achievements in the history of medicine. Presented by Hebra on these few pages, this announcement already contains the essence of the findings and recommendations of which Semmelweis published a detailed account 14 years later in his famous Die Aetiologie, der Begriff und die Prophylaxis des Kindbettfiebers. "It could be said that he was the father of preventive medicine and, some have argued, of asepsis … [Click Below for Full Description]
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