About Alberto Hazan, MD

Emergency Physician, Las Vegas Valley Health System
Assistant Attending at St. Luke's-Roosevelt/Mt. Sinai
Author of the medical thriller "Dr. Vigilante" and the preteen urban fantasy series "The League of Freaks"

Getting Semmelweised: An Essay on Fear and Medical Innovation

SemmelweisThe man who saved more lives than any other physician (in the history of humanity combined) died in a mental institution—unrecognized and shunned by the medical community. He was beaten by guards and died a miserable death. Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis was a Hungarian obstetrician practicing in the mid-1800’s, years before Louis Pasteur came up with his germ theory and Joseph Lister popularized hand washing.

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