Lessons from Semmelweis:A Social Epidemiologic Update On Safe Motherhood

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Julie Cwikel (2008)
  • Publisher: Social Medicine Publication Group
  • Journal: Social Medicine (issn: 1557-7112)
  • Subject: Semmelweis, Maternal Mortality, Evidence-based medicine, Community-based participatory research | Public aspects of medicine | RA1-1270 | Sociology (General) | HM401-1281

In this historical review, Ignaz Semmelweis's study of handwashing to prevent puerperal fever is described and used as a benchmark from which to identify salient issues that are informative to today's women’s health activists working for Safe Motherhood. The epidemiolog... View more
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