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Did you know that Ignaz Semmelweis is the who convinced the nurses and doctors to wash their hands when doing procedures? He is the reason why handwashing is now a general precaution. Find out more: http://easyscienceforkids.com/all-about-ignaz-semmelweis/

Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis ♦ Hungarian physician of German extraction now known as an early pioneer of antiseptic procedures. Described as the "savior of mothers".

Amazing photo of Mother Teresa as a child! She was the youngest child of Nikola and Drane Bojaxhiu and was originally named 'Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu'. Agnes received her first communion at the age of five.

Amazing photo of Mother Teresa as a child! She was the youngest child of Nikola and Drane Bojaxhiu and was originally named 'Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu'. Agnes received her first communion at the age of five.a living saint in my time.

Wow. They don't make them like him anymore!

Real overly manly man…

Funny pictures about Real overly manly man. Oh, and cool pics about Real overly manly man. Also, Real overly manly man.

Presidents of the United States of America. To quote the movie "American President" the presidency has everything to do with character. There are some real characters here.

Home is where your own president doesnt *&^% you over when you are innocent. The Presidents of the United States of America. Reminds me of grade when I had to memorize all of them to pass history class.

Token left by mother who had to give up her child to the London Foundling Hospital, 1759 (LFH Museum)

Go to the Foundling Museum in London! "You have my heart Tho wee must Part" Nat.(born) Sept Token left by a mother forced by poverty to give up her child. The poignant but fascinating collection at the Foundling Museum.

Iconic Posters and the History Behind Them #Infographic

Iconic Posters and the History Behind Them #Infographic

1890 - Nellie Bly; Journalist; worked for the New York World; she took an undercover assignment to investigate reports of brutality & neglect at Women's Lunatic Asylum, Blackwell's Island (now, Roosevelt Island) by straatis, via Flickr

12 Historical Women Who Gave No Fucks

Nellie Bly (May 1864 – January was the pen name of American journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochrane. She was a ground-breaking reporter known for a record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days, in emulation of Jules Verne's fictional character Phileas Fogg

" I am NOT an old lady, just a little girl with wrinkles". -Edythe E. Bregnard Empowering Quotes

'I am not an old lady, just a little girl with wrinkles'. Bregnard I'm not an old lady, just a little girl grown tattered w love and trails like a well love stuffed animal.

Murder Bottles poisoned many babies in Victorian Times

Murder Bottles

Although doctors condemned the bottles and infant mortality rates of the time were shocking – only two out of ten infants lived to their second birthday – parents continued to buy and use them. The bottles eventually earned the nickname, “Murder Bottles.

Jeanne Manford loved her son. She stood up for him and his rights at a time when being gay was not as socially accepted as it is today. I admire her courage.    She was the founder of the national support group Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, or PFLAG, holds a photo of her son, Morty, circa 1993. Manford died Tuesday at 92.

Jeanne Manford: A Mother First, Gay Rights Activist Second

PFLAG Founder Jeanne Manford Dies at 92 I had the honor to meet Jeanne back in 1993 when we started the Queens NYC chapter of PFLAG. We (the Queens Chapter of PFLAG) still give an award every year in memory of her Son Morty.

Med student blog, humorous and insightful for want to be med students

Med student blog, humorous and insightful for want to be med students

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