Carl Sigmond

Discovering Albert

by Carl Sigmond, Gebhard Keny, and Vanessa Douglas

In 1943, my grandfather, Albert Schatz, discovered streptomycin, the first effective cure for tuberculosis. His discovery saved millions of lives and resulted in the closure of tuberculosis sanitariums around the world. His research advisor stole the credit for the discovery and won the Nobel Prize.

This documentary, about my grandfather's story, is the precursor to the longer documentary I am making this summer.

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I am continuing this project, producing a feature-length documentary that tells more of my grandfather's story. To find out more, click here.

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