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Semmelweis, Ignaz Philipp Syllabification: Sem·mel·weis, Ignaz Philipp
Pronunciation: /ˈseməlˌvīs/

Definition of Semmelweis, Ignaz Philipp in English:

(1818–65), Hungarian obstetrician; Hungarian name Ignác Fülöp Semmelweis. He discovered the infectious character of puerperal fever and advocated rigorous cleanliness and the use of antiseptics by doctors examining patients.
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