Ignaz Semmelweis

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Category Error: In an Indian high rise complex, residents respond to a world they no longer know
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Category Error: In an Indian high rise complex, residents respond to a world they no longer know

In a new column, 'Category Error', writer-painter Amruta Patil marries news-triggered observation with fiction, history, philosophy, against the backdrop of an Indian high rise.

Ignaz Semmelweis, the first physician to talk about handwashing benefits, honoured in today's Google Doodle
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Ignaz Semmelweis, the first physician to talk about handwashing benefits, honoured in today's Google Doodle

Semmelweis is a physician who is attributed as being the first person to discover the medical benefits of washing one's hands.

National Handwashing Awareness Week 2019: Why was washing hands controversial in the 19th century?
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National Handwashing Awareness Week 2019: Why was washing hands controversial in the 19th century?

There was a time when handwashing was controversial and not even recommended as a general practice for medical professionals.