Paris, December 2 (MTI) – An exhibition presenting the life and work of Hungarian doctor and physician Ignaz Semmelweis (1818-1865) and architect Floris Romer (1815-1889) has opened in the headquarters of UNESCO.
The exhibition pays tribute to the two Hungarian personalities, marking the 150th death anniversary of Semmelweis and the 200th birth anniversary of Romer.
In her opening address, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova welcomed that Hungary celebrates the 70th anniversary of the UNESCO with an exhibition dedicated to two eminent Hungarians who won high acclaim all over Europe.
Semmelweis, who discovered the causes of puerperal or “childbed” fever and was a pioneer of antiseptic procedures, has left an ever-lasting mark on scientific research in medicine, culture and history, she said.
The life and work of Romer, who was the founder of Hungarian archeology, demonstrates how inseparable science, education and culture are, she said.