Project Description

In 1847 the Hungarian physician Ignaz Semmelweis makes a breakthough discovery: He discovers handwashing. Contaminated hands was a major cause of childbed fever and by enforcing handwashing at his hospital he saved hundreds of lives.

In this python project we will reanalyze the medical data Semmelweis collected. This project assumes that you are familiar with python and pandas DataFrames. You can learn the required skills in these courses:

Project Tasks

  • 1 Meet Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis
  • 2 The alarming number of deaths
  • 3 Death at the clinics
  • 4 The handwashing begins
  • 5 The effect of handwashing
  • 6 The effect of handwashing highlighted
  • 7 More handwashing, fewer deaths?
  • 8 A Bootstrap analysis of Semmelweis handwashing data
  • 9 The fate of Dr. Semmelweis
Rasmus Bååth
Rasmus Bååth

Senior Data Scientist at King (Activision Blizzard)

Rasmus Bååth is a Senior Data Scientist at King. Previously, he was an instructor and Curriculum Lead for Projects at DataCamp. He has a PhD in Cognitive Science from Lund University in Sweden. Follow him at @rabaath on Twitter or on his blog, Publishable Stuff.

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