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This exhibit is an installation of artifacts and ephemera related to an imaginary 19th century ballet created by artist Joanna Ebenstein. The ballet is based on the true story of the brilliant, yet reviled Hungarian doctor Ignaz Semmelweis (1818-1865). Scenes range from his earliest attempts to curb the "childbed fever" epidemic in his Viennese obstetrical clinic to his premature death of the very disease he had spent his life trying to defeat. Ebenstein's installation includes costume designs for the "Plague Demons of Cadaverous Particles" - expressionistic representations of the virulent bacteria Streptococcus pyogenes itself - and the "12 Mourning Mothers from Beyond the Grave," as well as model theaters, posters, programs and more.