That Mothers Might Live

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That Mothers Might Live

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That Mothers Might Live

Release Date: April 30, 1938

Year    :   1938
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Director    :   Fred Zinnemann
Producers    :   John Nesbitt
Writers    :   Herman Boxer
RunTime    :   10 mins.

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.




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