This is the story of a man whose ideas could have saved a lot of lives and spared countless numbers of women and newborns' feverish and agonizing deaths.  You'll notice I said "could have."  The year was 1846, and our would-be hero was a Hungarian doctor named Ignaz Semmelweis.

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