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Lajos Markusovszky: Semmelweis’s Best Friend

Constance E. Putnam Concord, Massachusetts   Bust of Lajos Markusovszky, in the inner garden of Semmelweis Medical University, Budapest. Photo by Attila Kovács, by kind permission. The name “Ignaz Semmelweis” is at least vaguely familiar to many people, even if they need reminding that he was “the hand-washing guy.”  He was the first fully to […]