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SEMMELWEIS

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T

HE OUTSKIRTS OF VIENNA, 1865.

A FINE DAY FOR A PICNIC. THIS WAS REALLY AN OUTSTANDING IDEA, HEBRA.

“SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY.”

INSPIRED, REALLY.


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WHY SO GLUM, HEBRA? HAND ME A PEACH, WOULD YOU?

Mmmmmnn. SO FRESH, SO DELICIOUS.

WE’RE HERE.


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Kafack!

HAACK! { Hork!}

DR. HEBRA.

DR. RIEDEL.

MAY | PRESENT IGNAZ SEMMELWEIS.


SEMMELWEIS

IT IS MY HONOR.

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HEBRA, TELL ME, WHAT IS THIS PLACE?

Written and Directed by Jim Berry Penciled and Inked by Aaron McConnell Lettered by Tom Orzechowski

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AN ASYLUM! ASYLUM?! BELA!

COACHMAN! PREPARE YOUR HORSES! WE ARE AWAY AT ONCE!

SEMMELWEIS, PLEASE. WE SPOKE OF THIS.

REALLY? ASK MY WIFE. ASK BELA IF | SHOULD STAY HERE AND BE LOCKED IN A CAGE!

IGNAZ...

THE MOTHER OF YOUR CHILDREN. MARIA. OF COURSE. | MEANT MARIA.

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THAT’S NOT BELA, IGNAZ. THAT IS YOUR WIFE, MARIA.


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SOME PICNIC.

NO CHLORIDE OF LIME.

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THERE WE GO. SLEEP TIGHT, NOW, SIR.

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HELLO? CAN YOU HEAR ME?

DEAR GOD! WHAT HAS HAPPENED HERE?

BEWARE, YOU, MY NEW NEIGHBOR. THE ONE CALLED SCHENK IS A MONSTER. CROSS HIM AND HE’LL SEE YOU LICK HIS BOOT. THIS IS INTOLERABLE. HOW IS THIS ALLOWED?

Hmph. THEY PLAY WITH US THE WAY SCHOOLBOYS TEAR THE LEGS OFF ANTS. THEY HAVE NO-- GAAARG! WHAT IS IT? MY FINGER. SCHENK BROKE IT | THINK. ALLOW ME TO SEE. PUT YOUR HAND THROUGH THE HOLE. YOU MUST THINK ME MAD. | WOULD NOT PRESUME TO PREJUDGE YOU, SIR. BUT |’M QUITE SURE | CAN HELP.

YOU SOUND LIKE A DOCTOR. AND YOU SOUND LIKE YOU’RE HURTING.

IF YOU HURT ME, YOU’LL BE SORRY. |’LL BRING HIM TO YOU. | WILL.

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IT APPEARS TO ONLY BE A DISLOCATION. | CAN RESET IT. BUT IT WILL BE SHOCKING. TAKE HEART. YOU KNOW, | THINK |’VE CHANGED MY MIND. NO! PLEASE DON’T!

WAARRGH!

WHAT IS THIS? NO... NOT ME. IT WAS HIM! OVER THERE!

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AH, HELLO. WE HAVEN’T BEEN PROPERLY INTRODUCED. | AM MR. SCHENK.

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WHERE IS HEBRA? WHERE IS MY WIFE?

NO NEED TO BE RUDE, GOOD SIR.

MIND ME, YOUNGSTER. | MUST SPEAK WITH MY WIFE.

WELL, IT IS YOUR LUCKY DAY, THEN. | THINK |’VE GOT YOUR WIFE RIGHT HERE IN MY POCKET.

YOU...

LOOK AT THAT FILTH. YOU ARE A TERROR, AREN’T YOU?

YOU MUST WASH YOUR HANDS IMMEDIATELY. HERE, USE THE BASIN.


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NEF! RULE NUMBER ONE. NEVER TOUCH MR. SCHENK.

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HELLO. ARE YOU THERE? Uhh...ooo OH HELLO, SIR. |’M QUITE SORRY. | WANTED TO SAY THAT MY FINGER IS FEELING MUCH IMPROVED. IT STILL PAINS ME BUT | CAN MOVE IT RIGHT WAYS.

THANK YOU. PLEASE, WHAT IS YOUR NAME, SIR?


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| AM WILLIAM.

SIR? IS EVERYTHING ALL RIGHT IN THERE?

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WHAT IF | TOLD YOU THAT | AM THE GREATEST MASS MURDERER IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD? | SAY, ARE YOU THERE? | SAID THAT MY NAME IS WILLIAM. MIGHT | AT LEAST KNOW THE NAME OF THE MAN WHO HELPED ME? YOU WANT TO KNOW WHO | AM?

AND WHAT IF | TOLD YOU THAT | RESERVE MY SLAUGHTER ONLY FOR YOUNG WOMEN AND THEIR NEWBORN CHILDREN? WELL, FRIEND, THAT IS WHO | AM!

MY NAME IS

SEMMELWEIS!

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