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Except for isolated samples being kept alive in laboratories, smallpox, we are told, has been totally eradicated. But this was not so -- even quite recently. This Polish docudrama recounts the true story of an outbreak of this deadly disease in a medium-sized city. A young doctor is forced to leave his new ladyfriend to attend to a medical emergency, which later turns out to be an outbreak of smallpox. While he and the medical community work frantically, night and day, political authorities conceal the...more