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IGNAZ SEMMELWEIS and COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS


During the crash of the world stock market, a doctor's name who lived in about 200 years ago and advocated a simple plague prevention method by hand washing, is raised.

Ignaz Semmelweis's Remarkable Feat

His paper is mentioned in papers after over 150 years. He is a great person indeed. But the disinfection by hand-washing is too natural nowadays. So it's difficult to understand the feat.

(Andreas Voss and Andreas F. Widmer, Cambridge University Press, 1997.3)

It is great to find the effect of hand washing with Calcium Hypochlorite in an era when it is not known about the existence of invisible things such as bacteria.

One of the Best Way against for COVID-19 Coronavirus

After all, the only countermeasures against the new coronavirus are masks and hand washing for now. Semmelweiss Ignatz proposed one of them. It is the irony that the discovery of a human being nearly 200 years ago is the best possible current plan for a modern unknown virus.

You can read his paper here

Here is the paper on encouraging hand washing. If you have a Google account, you can read it for free ... unless you can read German, you can't read the paper.

(Ignaz Semmelweis, 1861)