Definition of Semmelweis, Ignaz Philipp in English:

Semmelweis, Ignaz Philipp

proper noun

  • (1818–65), Hungarian obstetrician; Hungarian name Ignác Fülöp Semmelweis. He discovered the infectious character of puerperal fever and advocated rigorous cleanliness and the use of antiseptics by doctors examining patients.

Pronunciation:

Semmelweis, Ignaz Philipp

/ˈseməlˌvīs/