Meet the Unacknowledged Hero Who Discovered That Handwashing Saves Lives

Last weekend, Google featured a Doodle on its browser banner that paid tribute to Ignaz Semmelweis; a 19th-century doctor who did more in his lifetime to protect public health than practically anyone besides Louis Pasteur (with his advances in germ theory and vaccines); or Alexander Fleming (the inventor of penicillin). Semmelweis would have appreciated the … Continue reading Meet the Unacknowledged Hero Who Discovered That Handwashing Saves Lives