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‘Epoch-making’ paper on importance of handwashing goes to auction – The Guardian

A scientific journal covering a Hungarian doctor’s discovery is up for sale, alongside a letter from Edward Jenner, apologising for a delay in vaccine supply

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Manuscripts and lettersA scientific journal covering a Hungarian doctors discovery is up for sale, alongside a letter from Edward Jenner, apologising for a delay in vaccine supply
After the last year, handwashing is anything but a novelty. But a 19th-century Hungarian doctors epoch-making and controversial announcement on the importance of clean hands is going up for auction.
Ignaz Semmelweis was a young house officer at the first obstetrical clinic of the Vienna General Hospitals teaching unit….

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