Dr. Agnes Sylvais, who has been declared insane for emphasizing the importance of washing hands

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This is a matter of 1825. When a relative of a patient undergoing treatment at St George's Hospital, London, arrived at the hospital, he noticed that he was lying on a wet and dirty sheet full of mold and pests.

Neither the patient nor the other patients there complained about the condition as they considered it normal. All those who unfortunately went to this hospital or other hospitals of that period were aware of this horrible situation.

Everything there was littered with urine, vomiting and other bodily secretions. The odor was so severe that people on medical staff used to put a handkerchief on their nose. The condition of the doctors at that time was not good. They rarely wash their hands or surgical instruments. These doctors also smelled like the traditional smell of the medical profession.

Operation theaters were just as crowded as the surgeons who worked in them. In the middle of these rooms, the wooden table showed the remains of the previous operations, while the floor was covered with wood so that the blood of the patients could be absorbed in it.

Yes, there was one person who was paid more than doctors. That was Head Bug Hunter. The man's job was to remove the ribs in the patients' beds.

These hospitals used to carry diseases and there were very out of date facilities for the sick and dying. Often patients were kept in rooms where air was scarce and did not have access to clean water.

At that time, it was better to get treatment at home rather than in hospitals because the mortality rate in hospitals was three to five times higher than in homes. That's why these hospitals were called death homes.

In those days where people did not understand about germs, a person tried to use science to prevent diseases. His name was Agnes Sylvais. She was a Hungarian doctor who tried to introduce a washing machine in Vienna, Austria, to reduce maternal mortality rates.

It was a good but unsuccessful attempt, as his peers mistreated him but eventually became known as the Messiah of the Mothers.

Semmelweis worked at the Vienna General Hospital, where, like other hospitals of that time, death often smelled his prey in rooms.

Until the second half of the nineteenth century, theories about germs were proven, often doctors did not understand that poor hospitality was a major cause of the spread of diseases.

People who noticed this difference before SymLawS attributed this to students' carefree attitude toward patients compared to midwives. They believed that this behavior affected maternal strength and that they were at risk of maternal fever.

But Selmawiz was not convinced by this explanation.

They continued their work. He also taught at the Maternity Clinic of the University of Pest. It was normal for maternal fever to be there but they ended it.

The criticism of their views and the behavior of their colleagues made them very angry but they continued their work with greater zeal.

Symboliz became more active. Even with constant stress, they suffered from depression. From 1861 onwards his mental condition deteriorated and he went from bad to worse.

They used to revolve around the topic of each conversation, leading to maternal fever.

One day one of his friends took him to a cramped box with excuse and admitted him there. When the Smelwese realized what was happening to them, they tried to escape, but the guards caught them and locked them in a dark room after being beaten.

He died two weeks later due to a hand injury. He was 47 years old.


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