The Etiology, Concept, and Prophylaxis of Childbed Fever
In 1859 a Hungarian obstetrician named Ignaz Semmelweis, reflecting on his years as resident in the Vienna maternity clinic, wrote a graphic account of his attempt to diagnose and eliminate the then epidemic scourge of childbed fever. The resulting Etiology triggered an immediate and international squall of protest from Semmelweis’s colleagues; today it is recognized as a pioneering classic of medical history. Now, for the first time in many years, Codell Carter makes that classic available to the English-speaking reader in this vivid translation of the 1861 original, augmented by footnotes and an explanatory introduction. For students and scholars of medical history and philosophy, obstetrics and women’s studies, the accessibility of this moving and revolutionary work, important both as an historical document and as a groundbreaking precursor of modern medical theory, is long overdue.
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I learned so much from this book. Despite the super long background story for how Semmelweis discovered his love for cooking, the recipes were very good. I highly recommend the roast beef recipe because it turned out absolutely perfect. I served it to my friends and they said that it was the most amazing thing they have ever tasted. 10000/10 would definitely recommend.