Celine and Semmelweiss

LOUIS FERDINAND DESTOUCHES ALIAS CELINE

AND PHILIPPE SEMMELWEIS, AUSTRIAN OBSTETRICIAN

 André J. Fabre                October 21012

 Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894-1961), writer and doctor wanted to portrait, with a at times  morbid and always high-powered  style, the French society after WW1. This ended, in the latest books in the post WW2 era, in a provocative delirium .

Céline's life as author began in 1924 with his doctoral thesis in medicine, presented at the University of Paris on "Life and works of Philip Semmelweis 1818-1865)"

Semmelweiss was the  Austro-Hungarian doctor, faced with a high criticism from his peers, kept maintaining all his life  that puerperal fever is nothing else than a lack of hygiene. Moreover, recommendations followed to never make a delivery with bare hands but always wear surgical gloves : a sheer provocation for his fellow physicians.

This story of a misunderstood genius, coming to a desperate end hastened by the pressure of society came as a true fascination for Céline; lasting all along his "outnorm life".

 

 

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