Ignaz Semmelweis, Hungarian Obstetrician

Ignaz Semmelweis, Hungarian Obstetrician

C023/7725 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 29.2MB

Downloadable file size: 1.9MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator

Credit: Science Source/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY


Caption: Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis (1818-1865) was a Hungarian physician and an early pioneer of antiseptic procedures. Semmelweis discovered that cases of puerperal fever, a form of septicaemia, could be cut drastically if doctors washed their hands in a chlorine solution before gynaecological examinations. He postulated the theory in 1847 while working in Vienna General Hospital's First Obstetrical Clinic, where doctors' wards had three times the mortality of midwives' wards. During 1848, Semmelweis widened the scope of his washing protocol to include all instruments coming in contact with patients in labour, and virtually eliminating puerperal fever from the hospital ward. He published a book of his findings, but his ideas were rejected by the medical.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 19th century, absent-minded, absentminded, antiseptic procedures, antiseptics, art, artwork, asylum, blood poisoning, cause of death septicaemia, childbed fever, chlorine solution, color, colorized, committed, concept, documented, drawing, eliminated, enhance, enhancement, etiology, european, extensive internal injuries, famous, figure, gangrenous wound, historic, historical, historical doctor, historical physician, history, hungarian, i. semmelweis, i.p. semmelweis, ignaz p. semmelweis, ignaz philipp semmelweis, ignaz semmelweis, illustration, important, male, man, medical, men, nervous complaints, notable, obstetrician, obstetrics, people, person, personalities, personality, pioneer, portrait, prophylaxis, puerperal fever, rejected by medical community, science, semmelweis, sepsis, septicaemia, severe depression, washed hands, washing protocol, washing surgical instruments, well-known

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.