Unfortunately, Semmelweis was also a world-class jerk.
If you’re far ahead of your time, it’s a good idea to not be so confrontational about it that people reject your ideas because they can’t stand you.
Or at least that’s my explanation for why my ideas aren’t more widely accepted.
If the science is good the presentation shouldn’t matter.
Too bad the consensus establishment minds were all petty and closed on the matter.
Too bad for all the women killed in the ensuing decades.
Having been in science for decades I can tell you that undoubtedly Semmelweis wasn’t the only egotistical jerk involved. Just ask Michael Mann about being an egotistical jerk.