50 euro: Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis

Series: Austria: Celebrated Physicians of Austria

50 euro Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis - 2008 - Series: Celebrated Physicians of Austria - Austria

The new gold coin with a face value of 50 Euro has a portrait of the celebrated doctor himself together with the staff of Aesculapius, which is the logo for the entire series. The reverse has a bird’s eye view of the old General Hospital in Vienna, where Semmelweis was stationed in the childbirth clinic. An insert to the right shows a doctor and a student in the act of disinfecting their hands before examining a patient.