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Semmelweis (2001)

Short | 20 min | Short, Biography, Drama

The tragic true story of Ignaz Semmelweis, the Hungarian doctor who discovered a method for preventing the lethal disease of childbed fever. The Vienna General Hospital, 1849; one in three new mothers die within days of giving birth. ...See moreThe tragic true story of Ignaz Semmelweis, the Hungarian doctor who discovered a method for preventing the lethal disease of childbed fever. The Vienna General Hospital, 1849; one in three new mothers die within days of giving birth. Director Klein deems it 'the price God has put on the great gift of bearing a child.' But Ignaz Semmelweis, assistant to the second ward, cannot believe that it is so. He is haunted by the screams that shoot through his ward and the chime of the death bell as another new mother passes. Fraught with nightmares, he cannot rest until he discovers the cause and cure of the fever. What he finds, however, is a new way of thinking. Written by Jim Berry See less
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Updated Nov 30, 2001

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Jun 1, 2002 (United States)
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Fritz Michel
Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis   See fewer
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Eden Riegel
Elisabeth Elisabeth   See fewer
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Leigh Wharton
Kolletchka Kolletchka   See fewer
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James Sobol Kelly
Priest (as James Sobol) Priest (as James Sobol)   See fewer
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Bronner Bronner   See fewer
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Jeff Branson
Schmelling Schmelling   See fewer
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Noah Lukeman
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7.8 / 10 | 18 votes