In this time of widespread pestilence I want to send love to my family & friends and to those visiting these pages. I recall my work on the life & work of Ignaz Semmelweis, informaiton about whom is contained in these pages. He never gave up, working against great odds and in the process, at the expense of his own life, saved countless lives of pregnant women, new mothers and their offspring.
Also, for your entertainment, I hope, here are linkis to radio shows on which I appeared over the past few years.
in honor of Black History Month - two great black women revolutionaries, Anita Garibaldi & Toni Cade Bambara.
ANITA GARIBALDI, a Biography
TONI CADE BAMBARA'S ONE SICILIAN NIGHT, a Memoir
Semmelwies arrives in Vienna to study law. He audits a demonstration by the famous physician Joseph Skoda. Without telling his father he switches from law to medicine. Switching in this project the recently completed book Semmelweis, the Women's Doctor is thematic. Switching from his small town in Buda to big-town comparatively intolerant, racist Vienna. Switching studies. And then the first major step in discovering the causes of childbed fever, the H.I. V. and cancer of his time, switching midwives of the Second lying-in clinic with the medical students of the First. The death reate was higher in the First. Semmelweis wa sout to discver why.