Puerperal Fever
Viral fear racket

[Early iatrogenic disease.]

Puerperal Fever (excerpt from Dissolving Illusions) ~ by Suzanne Humphries MD

What was the real 19th century grim reaper? by Hilary Butler

Ignaz Semmelweis  In 1847, Semmelweis introduced hand washing with chlorinated lime solutions for interns who had performed autopsies. Semmelweis was outraged by the indifference of the medical profession and began writing open and increasingly angry letters to prominent European obstetricians, at times denouncing them as irresponsible murderers. His contemporaries, including his wife, believed he was losing his mind and he was in 1865 committed to an asylum (mental institution). Semmelweis died there only 14 days later, possibly after being severely beaten by guards. (ref)