Harold Pinter Theatre, London, UK
From 29 June
Who was Dr Semmelweis?
In Vienna in 1846, ladies anticipating a child have been admitted to town’s normal hospital for his or her labour. However the hospital had two clinics: a First Clinic, attended by medical doctors, and a Second Clinic, attended by midwives.
The clinics admitted on alternate days, however ladies coming into labour fervently hoped to be attended by the midwives. Some, on arrival to the hospital, fell to their knees and …