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This short and easy to read treatise is a biography of "Semmelweis, Conqueror of Childbed Fever." The subject is treated critically and objectively by the author. Semmelweis's unusual life is portrayed without embellishments and fictional additions.
Stress is placed on the importance of Semmelweis's contribution, not only to obstetrics, but also to surgery and gynecology, in which he practised his theories constantly. His influence on Lister is emphasized by Slaughter on several occasions.
The biography contains sufficient quotations from various sources of material on the life of Semmelweis, yet these are few enough not to encroach upon the fluent style
Immortal Magyar: Semmelweis, Conqueror of Childbed Fever.. Ann Intern Med. ;34:265. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-1-265_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(1):265.
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