The name Ernst Moro probably doesn’t ring a bell to a wide audience nowadays, since we don’t read much about him in books and don’t see films about him on television. But doctors know this Austrian pediatrician as an outstanding specialist, whose breakthroughs helped save thousands of babies and are still used in medicine.
Here at Bright Side we were surprised to learn Ernst Moro did so much for children around the world, and now it’s time for you to meet this amazing doctor.
Ernst Moro was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia, which was then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, in 1874. He studied at the university in Graz, Austria, and later became a professor of pediatrics at the University
of Heidelberg, Germany. Pediatrics was just developing as independent field of medicine in Europe back in those days, and the mortality rate in infants was very high, reaching nearly 25%. One of the major reasons why thousands of babies died back then was diarrhea. Doctor Moro managed to find a way to save those babies, and his remedy was simple and genius at the same time.