He sought to end murder by refractory, obstinate, wilful and contrary opinion – it killed him.
We live today in a similar position.
Countless thousands have benefitted from his simple discovery and I concur with the opinion from Canada below on the comparison.
I support the campaign to legalise the drugs, especially cannabinoids, and I too support genuine efforts to change the perverse laws that are causing deaths through those self-same rowco standards; the Semmelweiss effect.
Imagine there was a documented cure for fucking cancer and you get put in jail for talking about it; can you imagine such a thing?