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Dr. Semmelweis and the Importance of Handwashing

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Reanalyze the data behind one of the most important discoveries of modern medicine: handwashing.

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Project Description

In 1847, the Hungarian physician Ignaz Semmelweis made a breakthrough discovery: he discovered handwashing and enforced it at his hospital to save hundreds of lives. Perform data analysis to explore the data behind one of the most important discoveries in modern medicine.

Project Tasks

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    Reanalyze the medical data Semmelweis collected using R.

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Jasmin Ludolf HeadshotJasmin Ludolf

Data Science Content Developer, DataCamp

Jasmin is a Content Developer at DataCamp. After ten years as a global marketing manager in the music industry, she recently changed careers to follow her curiosity for data. Her passion is value exchange and making data science accessible to all.
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  • Nisha P.
    9 days

    I loved this exercise! It was a great way to practice and consolidate skills learnt, plus it provided a massive dopamine hit upon completion.

  • Luciana G.
    3 months

    It was an excellent exercise, and a good opportunity to remember how to use several R tools, by applying them in the same project. Also, using real (and historical) data is an additional incentive.

  • Susana S.
    4 months

    Very good exercise. And the presentation of the data and the workbook are very well achieved.

  • Dimitris L.
    5 months

    nice story

  • Lorenzo A.
    5 months

    good

"I loved this exercise! It was a great way to practice and consolidate skills learnt, plus it provided a massive dopamine hit upon completion."

Nisha P.

"It was an excellent exercise, and a good opportunity to remember how to use several R tools, by applying them in the same project. Also, using real (and historical) data is an additional incentive."

Luciana G.

"Very good exercise. And the presentation of the data and the workbook are very well achieved."

Susana S.

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