That Mothers Might Live (1938)

This short film tells the story of Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis (1818-1865), the Hungarian physician who was the first to realize that the deaths of new mothers could be significantly reduced simply by requiring doctors to wash their hands before treating a patient.

Directing:
  • Fred Zinnemann

Writing:
  • Herman Boxer

Stars:
Release Date: 1938-04-30
themoviedb icon 5.7/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 10

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Barbara Bedford
Barbara Bedfo...
Nun Reading Book (uncredited)
Shepperd Strudwick
Shepperd Stru...
Dr. Semmelweis
Rudolph Anders
Rudolph Ander...
Doctor (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks
Ralph Brooks
Medical Student at Lecture (uncredited)
Mary Howard
Mary Howard
Young Stricken Mother (uncredited)
Leonard Penn
Leonard Penn
Semmelweis' Assistant (uncredited)
Edward Van Sloan
Edward Van Sl...
Hospital Chief of Staff (uncredited)
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