A Catalyst article about the discovery of puerperal fever by Ignaz Semmelweis a doctor in a maternity ward in Vienna general hospital. The article looks at his observations into death rates and shows how scientists use observations and theories to make practical changes that can improve life. In the case of Semmelweis he used his observations to make lasting changes to cleanliness and hygiene in hospital.
This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2009, Volume 20, Issue 1.
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