In 1847, the Hungarian physician Ignaz Semmelweis discovered that many cases of childbirth fever had been caused by the fact that doctors weren’t washing their hands before treating pregnant women. His findings were spurned by the medical community.
Directed and written by Jim Berry. Produced by Jim Berry, Sam Riegel, and Fritz Michel. Edited by Jessica Sharzer. Photographed by Jim Berry. Production design by Katya Debear. Music by Andrew Kaiser. Principal cast: Fritz Michel (as Semmelweis), Eden Riegel (Elizabeth Mueller), Keiko Agena (Heather).