Her name, Ignác Semmelweis, born 204 years ago, was remembered on Semmelweis University day. According to tradition, the all-day series began laying a wreath again this year, for the first time In the Semmelweis Museum of Medical History, Library and Archives, then in the courtyard of the inner clinical mass, at the statue of Ignác Semmelweis.
“On the eve of Ignac Philippe’s birthday, Semmelweis, the name of our university, and on the eve of Hungarian Health Day, we bow our heads at the birthplace and grave of this tragic obstetrician. Dr. Nándor Ács, Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, said.
He referred to Semmelweis’s work, noting also that the new theory of a medical researcher working in obstetrics at the University of Vienna was not understood or even attacked by his contemporaries.
Semmelweis’ work, problem solving, systematic analysis of his data, recognition of the pathological role of innovation and “decomposing animal organics” and the successful culmination of research work can inspire clinicians who experience the daily pressure to find new ideas and therapeutic solutions.
According to the development program announced by the university management, we give priority to education and research in all institutes and clinics of Semmelweis University, and give the key to science to anyone who comes up with an original idea. We must not commit the sin of contemporaries of Semmelweis, misunderstanding discovery and novelty
– Male Dr. Nándor Ács. In his speech, the director also referred to the latest issue of the European Journal of Epidemiology, whose authors also praised Semmelweis’s research.
The director noted, “Research into infectious diseases is still relevant today, science is powerless against many new pathogens, and the events of the past two years have provided ample evidence.” Dr. explained. Nándor Ács.
Semmelweis’s teaching, the principle of eliminating infection, is still valid today, in the age of modern clinics and ultra-modern antibiotics, always with his name blessed while only women give birth. Then Nándor Ács laid a wreath in honor of the university of the same name. On behalf of the Hungarian National Museum d. László L. Simon, Director General, on behalf of the Semmelweis Museum of Medical History, Dr. Wreathed Benedict Varga.
The series of festivities continued in the courtyard of the inner clinical building, at the Semmelweis statue, where Dr. Peter Hollow, director of the Department of Dermatology, Dermatology, and Dermatology was welcomed. According to him, “The significance of Semmelweis’ work cannot be sufficiently appreciated, and his role in Hungarian and world medicine is indisputable. He noted that in 2013, some of his documents relating to maternal fever, published in hard copy between 1847 and 1861, were declared a heritage site. Universal by UNESCO.
As he said, Semmelweis’ life in the nineteenth century is far beyond his early days. He became a role model for the dedicated modern physician who steadfastly fought for and championed scientific novelty. Dr. said. Peter Hollow, adding that by the end of the 20th century, the history of the name-giver of the university had become a symbol of the misunderstood specialist.
The director noted that in the early 1990s Robert A. Wilson first used the term global Semmelweis reflex for general human behavior when a person appears at a lower level in the scientific, professional, and expert hierarchy with a distinctly new interpretation, which he also did not accept from above.
Appreciating Semmelweis’s work, he said, it goes like this: the name is mandatory, referring to the fact that the university has become one of the most important strongholds in every scene of the internal fight against the pandemic. As he pointed out, sincerity and dedication, conscience, medical dogma, profession, and humility toward patients—all in Semmelweiss footsteps—have come to the fore in recent times.
He also noted that the importance of hand washing has not been as important since Semmelweis as in the prevention of epidemics, and that quick and decisive actions and an effective response with the necessary measures have proven effective in COVID-19, as in the case of mothers. Fever. In his salutation, he emphasized to the practicing physician, scholar, talent, knowledge and perseverance the qualities which are the most important message of Semmelweiss intellectual legacy.
You have to be brave to represent a different approach. As a leader, we need to recognize and support innovative approaches. Supported by clinical research, this is also one of our university’s main strategic goals. To become an elite university and to become one of the top 100 universities in the world is a goal that raises our institution to a decent level
– Finally said Dr. Peter Hollow.
And at the end of the salute in honor of the memory of Ignac Semmelweis, on behalf of the students and staff of the university, Dr. University President Bella Merkley and Dr. Counselor Livia Pavlik and Dr. Peter Hollow laid a wreath on the statue of Semmelweis. On behalf of the Hungarian Medical Chamber d. Gyula Kinccis, Ágnes Szűcs-Vámosi, wreaths on behalf of the Hungarian Chamber of Healthcare Professionals. Furthermore, Dr. Laszlo Rozival, President of the Circle of Friends of Semmelweis University, Balent Trepolski, President of HÖK, and Kata Kismarjay, President of the Self-Activated Coach Group, also laid their own wreaths.
Other events on Semmelweis Day will be covered in a separate article.
Photo: Attila Kovacs – Semmelweis University
The article was published by the Department of Communication at Semmelweis University.
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