Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (August 29, 1809 – October 7, 1894) was an American physician, poet, professor, lecturer, and author. Regarded by his peers as one of the best writers of the 19th century, he is considered a member of the Fireside Poets. His most famous prose works are the "Breakfast-Table" series, which began with The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table (1858). He is also recognized as an important medical reformer.
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We learned about the difference between the established medical communities' reactions to Oliver Wendell Holmes and Ignaz Semmelweis when both tested the establishment with regards to maternity care and cleanliness. For Holmes, he had opposition, but was still able to be successful in his professional career whereas Semmelweis was placed in an asylum.