Google Doodle honours Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis

As the deadly coronavirus has been spreading throughout the world, Google dedicated its Doodle to show the importance of hand washing while also shining light on the pioneer of antiseptic procedures, Dr Ignaz Semmelweis.

Dr Ignaz Semmelweis is a Hungarian scientist and physician. He was the man who had discovered that the  deadly puerperal fever also known as childbed fever can be cured by using a hand disinfection. He had said that the practice of washing hands should be done using a chlorinated lime solution. However many of Semmelweis findings were rejected by the medical community at that time. But at last he had earned a widespread recognition for his work only after his death.

The Doodle depicts a video of how to wash your hands thoroughly, while Dr Ignaz Semmelweis is counting with his stopwatch. The Google Doodle page also consists of a poster, which explains the proper technique of washing your hands.                   - Akhila Kakarala