Based on a true story, Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis discovers how to eradicate a mysterious illness killing pregnant women in 19th century hospitals. His simple but revolutionary solution—requiring doctors to wash their hands—proves a remarkably effective preventative measure. Nevertheless, the medical establishment violently disputes his findings. His fight against the illness and an intransigent medical community drives him to put his own life on the line to prove his discovery.
Co-Writer/Producer: Sam Sloves
Co-Writer/Director: Kirk Davis