Dr. Semmelweis and the Discovery of Handwashing
Reanalyse the data behind one of the most important discoveries of modern medicine: handwashing.Start Project
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In 1847, the Hungarian physician Ignaz Semmelweis made 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.
- 1Meet Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis
- 2The alarming number of deaths
- 3Death at the clinics
- 4The handwashing begins
- 5The effect of handwashing
- 6The effect of handwashing highlighted
- 7More handwashing, fewer deaths?
- 8A statistical analysis of Semmelweis handwashing data
- 9The fate of Dr. Semmelweis
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Rasmus Bååth is a Data Science Lead at castle.io. 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.