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That Mothers Might Live

Directed by Fred Zinnemann
United States, 1938
Short, Biography, Drama

Synopsis

This short tells the story of Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis (1818-1865), a Hungarian physician. He 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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That Mothers Might Live Directed by Fred Zinnemann

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1939 | Winner: Best Short Subject, One-reel